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Toy Construction #249: 1932 Buick Sedan #6 Wheels and fenders glued up

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Blog entry by htl posted 03-21-2019 10:53 PM 1083 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 248: 1932 Buick Sedan #4 Part 249 of Toy Construction series Part 250: 1932 Tow Truck #1 »

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 and axle post and just kept using the different sized hole saw bits till I had it all cut out, then just a little scraping with a wood chisel to smooth out the bottom and it’s made. No lathe work for these wheels. lol

One more tip don’t drill all the way through leave a 1/8” to hold it all together till the spokes are drilled.

Been needing a way to speed up the marking of the blanks so built a jig that holds the blank to the pattern so every thing goes much faster and gets it right.
I used to glue the pattern on the wood but many times the pattern would not be centered so this jig works much better.

Fast foreword and the spokes are drilled and glued in, you need to check out my last spoke how to to see how it’s done.
The lighter wheels are the extras from my last spoke build.

Took the rims to the drum sander and sanded to fit the tires.

Then I could mount them and see how the fenders needed to fit.

The project page is here.

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#1 posted 03-21-2019 11:01 PM

Phenomenal…

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#2 posted 03-21-2019 11:58 PM

This is turning into a real classy build!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 03-21-2019 11:59 PM

Really nice spoke wheels Bruce. The model is looking super.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 03-22-2019 12:30 AM

Man, that looks freaking awesome. Those wheels… my mouth is still open.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- I didn't do it, Stupid Did!

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#5 posted 03-22-2019 12:32 AM

outstanding!

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#6 posted 03-22-2019 01:40 AM

Gorgeous work!

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

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#7 posted 03-22-2019 03:32 AM

Looks great. Alas, if I was as talented. ;0).

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#8 posted 03-22-2019 10:01 AM

They look so good Bruce.
You’ve certainly done one first class job on the wheels.

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

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#9 posted 03-22-2019 03:54 PM

THAT WHEELS!!

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#10 posted 03-23-2019 03:53 AM

These wheels are better than the ones on my car. Excellent work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 07-15-2019 01:38 PM

Here’s the plan I use to build the spoke wheels.

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