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

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Blog entry by htl posted 08-25-2018 09:29 PM 3976 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 220: Semi Truck 4.5 Steering and walnut frame Part 221 of Toy Construction series Part 222: Semi Truck 8 Still playing with the wheels »

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 deeper so the rims can go in deeper and look more real.
Now we need to add some shape to the sides then off to the jigs for treading.

I need to put in a longer all thread so I can do more tires at one time.
I could have used my other jig which can do more but it’s set up for 40 treads per tire and as these are smaller wheels I thought 36 treads would look better and be stronger.

Got to have some rims.

So that’s all for today, and thanks for checking the project out.

Check out my index for more wheel making how to's.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729



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#1 posted 08-25-2018 09:40 PM

Looking good.

I have pictures somewhere of a semi that had 44 tires. It was used to haul the tubes for the huge windmills that the energy farms use.

In Washington and Oregon we see many trucks with huge amounts of wheels. 24-30 is not rare at all.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 08-25-2018 10:44 PM

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#3 posted 08-26-2018 12:36 AM

You are certainly a patient man Bruce and the wheels do turn out looking so good sir.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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htl

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#4 posted 08-26-2018 01:40 AM

crowie you say I’m patient well maybe but the way I’m looking at this work is the tools are already set up, cut some extra parts and make them along with the first set they’ll be done in a third the time with just a little extra effort.
Mass production at it’s finest well maybe not finest but efficient.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#5 posted 08-26-2018 01:56 AM

Hi-Tect operation, doing a good job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 08-26-2018 09:35 AM

I like this.. The methodology and precision is fantastic. I’d be interested in seeing the whole process from raw to end result. How the centre hub profiles are made etc. Wheels are always one of the key components to making any model better and more realistic. Understanding how a pro does it helps immensely. Great post.. Very interesting indeed.

-- If at first we don't succeed, measure and measure again

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#7 posted 08-26-2018 02:57 PM

dark look at the bottom of my last post and follow the link.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#8 posted 12-29-2018 07:54 PM



I like this.. The methodology and precision is fantastic. I d be interested in seeing the whole process from raw to end result. How the centre hub profiles are made etc. Wheels are always one of the key components to making any model better and more realistic. Understanding how a pro does it helps immensely. Great post.. Very interesting indeed.

- darkmyble

Darkmyble I’m no Pro as I build just for me.
I’ve been trying to come up with a nice tire that doesn’t take weeks to build, and over a 3 year time span this is where I’m at now.
If you check out my blogs from day one you can see my progress, with Dutchy’s help and a ton a searches I have combined a ton a different styles to be able to build a fast, and safe tire and rim.
There’s always a better way but this is what works for me at this time.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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