Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'making wooden wheels'

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Tractor Trailer Wheels #1: Wheel Jig

12-14-2018 11:38 PM by SouthavenToyMaker | 5 comments »

I know that there are several blogs already available on how to make wheels for the toy/model trucks, but I have been asked several times on how I make mine. So, I decided to create a blog series on how I currently make them. Lets start with the jig / fixture for cutting the grooves in the drive tires. Materials used 1/2 board 16” long 4” high for the miter gauge, 1/2” stock for the indexer, 5/16 carriage bolt and nut, two 608z bearings, two tee nuts and matching bo...

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Toy Construction #167: Tires for the Coupe

12-19-2017 11:44 PM by htl | 21 comments »

Now that I’ve figured out the hubs, I’m going for some street tires for the coupe. Before I can go much farther with the coupes frame and suspension, I needed to build the tires so I’m know how big they well turn out to be. [The fronts will be smaller but just as wide.]I usually start out with a size in mind but buy the time I get them made and sanded they can be a whole different beast.I made up a whole bunch a plain and angled treads so I could try for a different look...

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Toy Construction #160: New Set A Wheels

11-04-2017 10:48 PM by htl | 19 comments »

I got my two wheel making jigs made a week or so back but never got around to testing them so it’s time to build some wheels. Will be making some 3” wheels so cut up some 3/4” & 1” lumber to 3 1/4”, then split the wood into 3/8” and 1/4”.I use my table saw to split the lumber cutting 1 3/4 or there about then flip and finish splitting the wood, helps keep the hands way from the blade.This comes out so smooth I don’t bother putting it thro...

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