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Trucks #3: Figuring out the wheels

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Blog entry by htl posted 06-10-2020 09:13 PM 865 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Worked on gluing up and then cutting out the wheel blanks yesterday and shaped the out sides.
Twenty five of them.

Then today I cut out the treads.
First cut out the treads on the tread cutting jig.

Had to load the jig 4 times to get er done.

Then needed to set up the table saw fence for cutting the treads in the other direction.
It takes some time playing around with the fence to get just the right spacing for the treads.
I would have loved adding one more groove but didn’t think the wood could handle that kind a abuse.

You can see where I did the extra groove in these tires but the wood was just a bit thicker so they could handle it.

I then got down the spare wheel box and looked through it for ideas for the rims.

LOL While I was at it I took some pictures of them, you probable remember where a lot of them came from.
When I make wheels I try to all ways make a few extras so if one doesn’t work out there’s no problem I have another.

My brain went blank after that, it’s really hot and humid around here, so time to sleep on it and something will come to mind.
HTL over and out!!!.

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Redoak49

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#1 posted 06-10-2020 10:22 PM

Always interesting blogs!!!

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#2 posted 06-11-2020 12:58 AM

Your skills are disturbing. I would love to be as talented as the people I follow on this site.

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

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htl

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#3 posted 06-11-2020 01:37 AM

FGTOYS You’ve made a great start, just keep building and the skill will grow as it has for me and all that follow each other as we build and have fun.

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#4 posted 06-11-2020 02:45 AM

Thanks for the words of encouragement. Meaningful.

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

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#5 posted 06-12-2020 01:00 AM

French is right, you have some serious skills…... also serious patience. All the wheels looks good. Ever try to sell them to ur local tire shop? No pun intended. They’d make nice key chains with their name on it as advertisement

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#6 posted 06-12-2020 04:19 AM

Absolutely Bruce you are for sure a model wheel master.

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

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