Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'wheel jig'

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Toy Construction #154: New Wheel Making Jig #1

10-07-2017 05:04 AM by htl | 13 comments »

My old wheel making jig was way way wore out so when we moved it hit the trash can. :-[ So time to make a new one with thoughts of being more accurate and safer to use.Want it to work with my hands farther from the blade and need to come up with a way to get better holes drilled for the dial indicator [if that the right word] So with that being said I needed to find a guide to drill 36 holes at just the right spacing. I started by using a 36 tooth 7 1/2” saw blade to force the ...

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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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Shop Smith #11: fine adjustment jig for the drum sander [wheel making]

05-31-2016 08:29 PM by htl | 13 comments »

Been using the Shop Smith drum sander to make wheels, train boilers and on and on, so thought I would make it have a fine adjustment to more easily get it set up right.The sander on the SS has a great depth stop but it’s on the wrong side of the tool when using the tool in horizontal mod. What I’ve been doing is getting the stop to get a wheel sanded close then would unlock the table and tap it with my hand to get just a tad closer , which works fine but I have no real idea how fa...

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