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32 Ford working on the spoke wheels

07-26-2019 11:08 PM by htl | 11 comments »

Before I glue up the wheel wells I figured it would be a good idea to have the wheels so every thing lines up just right, so it’s wheel making time again. Here is where I got all my info for making spoke wheels, I do it a little different but this will give you all the info needed, I watched it 10 or more times before it all started to come together. There’s a hundred ways to do any thing but here’s what’s working for me right now for building spoke wheels. Dr...

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A Dump Truck Adventure #10: Wheels 02

01-12-2019 04:39 PM by George_SA | 2 comments »

The next step is to cut the wheels on the bandsaw. I used my Bandsaw circle cutting jigThe inspiration for this jig came from this YouTube video. My jig differs from his as I made my jig for making toy truck wheels, but I used his basic idea to design my jig.The SketchUp plan for my jig is available over here I also added a venire scale to help cutting very precise circles. I used SketchUp to make the printable venire scales To calibrate the scale I cut a wheel and measured th...

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A Dump Truck Adventure #9: Wheels 01

01-12-2019 02:43 PM by George_SA | 0 comments »

I made a few jigs for making the wheels 1st I made the wheel blanks 10×50 x 50mm for this truck. My final wheel size is 44mm diameter. I marked 1 corner for consistency on the drill press. All the blanks for the wheels plus a few spare Mark the centre of the blank. I only mark one to set up the drill press. The set up in the drill press with a stop block against the drill press fence. I used a 25mm Forstner bit to drill the holes for the centre hub. Then I drill the axl...

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Toy Construction #221: Semi Truck 4.5+2 Playing with some wheels

08-25-2018 09:29 PM by htl | 8 comments »

Figures I’d get started with the wheels.Making 20 of them, 8 for the truck and 8 for a trailer and then 4 extras for another car or maybe the trailer needs 12 wheels?.I already have my fronts.Glued up a bunch a walnut scraps and then band saw them round, then drill out the centers, and need I say sand, sand, sand. LOL I left 1/8” to the back of the outside wheel center so the 1/4” axle holes will help line up the two tires for gluing up I will later drill out the center d...

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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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Toy Construction #125: Delivery truck wheels

12-02-2016 11:01 PM by htl | 21 comments »

Played with making some wheels.Had a couple different inserts to try, can’t say I’m to happy with them but made two sets of tires so may try again.These are made of cherry and a touch a oak.2 7/8 tall – 1” wideUsed vinegar & steel wool stain on them. I must say what ever Cricket did they really speeded up the up loads WOW!!!

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Toy Construction #118: Mining Truck Wheels and...

11-12-2016 04:31 PM by htl | 7 comments »

Here is the finished truck. I got carried away and made the wheels too wide so not going to be able to have 4 wheels in the back but that’s ok cause I can use them on my next project. LOL Here’s a picture of how big the wheels would have been if I had gone full scale, in fact this Hummer wheel is 1/4” smaller than they called for on the bump truck. That would have been one monster truck if I would have gone full size!!! I think the four fatter wheels will...

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Toy Construction #66: Hummer Wheels Jig Part 2 & 3

06-24-2016 10:50 PM by htl | 16 comments »

My last two projects have been mostly of oak and where that oak came from was a queen size platform bed I made back around 1995?I was out scrounging a couple a months ago and came across a man putting out a very nice queen size bed, got it for the lumber but once the wife saw it and I knew she would she started cleaning it up and 2 hours later she had a new bed. LOLSo that’s why I got to building with oak and here’s the last part of it, I should have took pictures of the victim bu...

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Toy Construction #65: Hummer Wheels Jig

06-22-2016 09:09 PM by htl | 11 comments »

Got the plans for the Hummer and it’s about time to give it a try.There are some outstanding Hummer projects on here so have lots a great examples to look to for inspiration. The first thing up for modding is going to be the wheels.This is the main reason I’m building this, been wanting to make some of those mudder tires. LOL I’m afraid I’m like Ducky there’s just something about a cool set a wheels!!! What got me started was seeing a post about building...

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Toy Construction #60: Tires for the tanker truck 1&2

06-13-2016 11:20 PM by htl | 10 comments »

The tires will be something like these but much simpler treads.They will be much thinner to fit the truck. http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/80818 Going to experiment with some cheap new hole saws and see if I can make some truck tires for my latest project.This is an 18 hole saw set for $16 so way cheap and light duty.From Harbor Freight.The main thing I’m after here is the large choice of hole sizes for making tires.3/4 In – 5 In Carbon Steel Hole Saw Set 18 Pc When I sho...

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