Wooden Models #290: We got 5 wheels

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Blog entry by htl posted 04-25-2021 09:44 PM 924 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 289: Playing with the wheels Part 290 of Wooden Models series Part 291: Wheels are done! »

When I got to this point It hit me I could add some spokes between what I already have and come up with something a little different.

So here was my testing on a buggered up rim.
Looks to me like it just might work?

I got 4 drilled up and tooth picks added Friday and just had to call it a day couldn’t look at another spoke. lol
Today I went out and was working on the last wheel and my wife comes out and I show her what I’m up to and she says, WHY DO YOU PUT YOUR SELF THOUGH THIS???

All I could say was because I can but I don’t think it will be happening again. LOL

Shaped and sanded.

They’re a long way from perfect but should work on the Morgan.

#4 over and out!

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#1 posted 04-25-2021 10:18 PM

On many welded wire spoke wheels (such as for Model A Fords – 1928 – 1931) the inner hub included the brake drum. The inside spokes were crossed & welded to the perimeter of the brake drum – 10 pairs. The ten outer spokes angled from the narrow part of the hub to the rim. So there were thirty spokes per wheel. The angled spokes were designed to handle the side forces of turns. Ford advertisements of that era showed how these wheels would support the car with as little as three spokes intact.

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.

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#2 posted 04-25-2021 10:21 PM

Absolutely magnificent Bruce, they look so good!

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

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#3 posted 04-26-2021 06:34 AM

These are realy spoke wheels.


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#4 posted 04-26-2021 01:38 PM

Nice design….takes a lot of effort and time to make them.

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#5 posted 04-26-2021 02:55 PM

too difficult for my big paws to handle :<))))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#6 posted 04-26-2021 03:59 PM

Me too Tony!!!
It won’t be happening again, way to much work.
I would have to work on a jig something like Redoak49’s to mass produce all the drilling.
I said “All I could say was because I can” but I think a better way of looking at it was because I didn’t know any better! ;-[

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