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Trucks #4: Got the trailer wheels under control

06-12-2020 08:22 PM by htl | 2 comments »

Finished up the trailer wheels and will save the semi wheels for when I build the truck.I took me more time to make these rims than to make the tires and there’s twice as many tires as the rims just need to be on the out side looking pretty. Drilling out the spokes for the rims. Drilling for the lug nuts. Different jig but same steps gets the lug nuts drilled.I just used every fourth hole to get my spacing, got to love jigs, once set up just ...

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Trucks #3: Figuring out the wheels

06-10-2020 09:13 PM by htl | 6 comments »

Worked on gluing up and then cutting out the wheel blanks yesterday and shaped the out sides. Twenty five of them. Then today I cut out the treads.First cut out the treads on the tread cutting jig. Had to load the jig 4 times to get er done. Then needed to set up the table saw fence for cutting the treads in the other direction.It takes some time playing around with the fence to get just the right spacing for the treads.I would have loved adding one more groove but didn’t ...

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Wooden Models #285: Indy Car Scratch build Fair weather tires

05-29-2020 09:21 PM by htl | 2 comments »

I was told my knobby tires just wouldn’t do so today I made the tires I should have made to start with but just wasn’t sure if this car was going to be worth the extra effort. So here’s my step by step for making the fair weather tires or slicks.Scraps of walnut, now I know why I’ve been saving all those useless chunks a wood. My 2” hole saw makes quick work for the shape, see how I drilled the holes right at the edge of the wood so the saw dust could g...

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Wooden Models #274: Wheels for the skidder

10-22-2019 03:50 AM by htl | 11 comments »

Here’s my first try at some tractor wheels for the skidder. First need to get some blanks ready. Tip As you get started on the treads always mark the first tread that way you can be sure to line these marks up so the treads always line up even if your indexer isn’t perfect. Still got a ton a clean up to do but you get the idea. #4 over and out.

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Wooden Models #249: 1932 Buick Sedan #6 Wheels and fenders glued up

03-21-2019 10:53 PM by htl | 11 comments »

This is my third time making these spoke wheels.I feel like I did a better job last time being bigger they show off the spokes better, but hey got to keep trying new things. I already had some tire blanks made up, when the tools set up it pays to make more.So drilled out the centers and made some walnut rim blanks. See the rims with the centers cut out where the spokes will go I did this on the drill press with my Harbor Freight hole saw set.I figured out what I needed between the rim a...

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Making Wooden Model Plans #9: Got some wheels made

01-30-2018 09:49 PM by htl | 3 comments »

The treads I made on the last post were just to big so sanded down one set and retreaded them. Now these are the right size. And here’s how I cut the wood down for my wheels.I cut the board just a tad over size 2 3/4” then rip on the table saw using a rip blade that came with the saw and it does a pretty smooth job of it. The project page is here.

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Wooden Models #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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