Shop jigs #2: Wheel making jig number 3 Just some extras

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Blog entry by htl posted 10-18-2018 10:27 PM 1584 reads 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Wheel making jig number 3 Part 2 of Shop jigs series Part 3: Wheel making jig Setting it up »

I put together some extra tee nuts and bolts on an all threat to better show how it all works together, I’m sure there’s a better way but it gets it done for me.

And here’s what it looks like if you not in the need for the height adjustment.

#4 over and out

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#1 posted 10-18-2018 10:59 PM

Wow what happened to the wheel? Will your plan work. I am building one and need to know if I should keep going or find another plan.

-- Bud Baker , Ojibwa, WI.

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#2 posted 10-18-2018 11:22 PM


What your seeing is my older jig that has made I don’t know how many tires.
That’s not a wheel but the wood bolted to the all thread so you’ll have something to clamp the wheel blanks to so all stays nice and straight.
It gets ate up if you change highs for different wheels and just has a hard life helping make wheels.
It has sand paper glued to the end of it and you have to clamp the wheels down so they don’t move.
Check out some of my other wheel blogs but don’t be afraid to ask question about this project and send me a note if need be, will be glad to help.

That 4th picture from the top isn’t a very good one as the black handle [can’t think what you call them] is on the wrong side of the plywood guide. [This is how I store it so nothing gets last]
You unscrew the black handle take off the guide add some wheel blanks screw the black handle back on to hold the wheels up against the wheel stop, then I use the plywood spacer to help hold the all thread so it doesn’t move up and down while cutting the wheels.
I cut 6 or more wheels at a time in straight mod so need something on the end to keep things in line.
I use a small bar clamp over the jig and spacer to keep it in place while cutting.

I may be building a truck after I finish the caboose and when I make the wheels I’ll do a step by step of how it all works.

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