Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'wooden toy wheels'

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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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An adventure in making toys - Old Time Farm Truck #7: Wheels

05-25-2015 08:05 PM by George_SA | 3 comments »

Making the wheels was a bit of a head scratcher. Since I have a lathe I thought about turning the wheels on the lathe. I had a problem however, because I don’t have a chuck for the lathe and I wanted to do some face turning on the wheels just to make them a bit more interesting. I thought about making a homemade chuck and seeked some advise in the Woodturning forum. I again experienced the brotherhood of LJ’s with quite a bit of good advise. In the end I decided to leave the la...

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