Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'wooden wheels'

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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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Loader wheels with a heavy profile

01-30-2017 03:57 PM by Dutchy | 14 comments »

Some time ago after I finished my scrapper I promised to make a blog about how I had made the wheels. Till now I was busy with other (wood) stuff, but this morning I made such a wheel and took some photos from it. The pictures aren’t from a high quality, but in this case it is less important isn’t it. Some of you understood how I had made this heavy eguiment wheels. So this blog is in the first place more for the one who didn’t understand and had to wait such a long time....

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Toy Construction #29: Mack axles

03-24-2016 11:04 PM by htl | 12 comments »

It’s time to build the axles so the tires will have some where to go, then springs.Used the Shop Smith to drill out the square axles 1/2”so 1/4” dowels will be used. With parts this small had to use clamps to keep every thing square and in line but with full size lumber the fence and miter gauge would have done the job.Build the differential and checking out the drive shaft, much of it is just set in place to figure out the next step, making the pivet for the rear wheel Ass...

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More Tops

12-16-2012 07:46 PM by Dave Owen | 4 comments »

A year or so ago I wrote about “Tops”, describing how simple, small, hand-spun tops can be easily made using 1-1/2” diameter wooden wheels and 2” lengths of ¼” dowels (sharpened on one end and chamfered on the other). The tops I made for our toy drive last year and the first fifty or so I made this year, were decorated by applying rings of marker colors to tops spun in a drill..The easiest way to sharpen and chamfer the axle before inserting into the wheel, is to lightly grip it in a drill c...

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