Wooden Models #299: Getting the wheels and rims ready

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Blog entry by htl posted 08-18-2021 07:44 PM 1315 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s time to play with the rims, the tires are left over from a build way back.
I’m going to take out the walnut rims that really don’t fit in with this type truck and there’s just not room for lug nuts and we just have to have a few lug nut to get the right feel. lol

Here’s what I got to work with just needed to drill a few holes in these left over rims.
Since I’m going to set up the jigs for this I might as well make ten extras for the next time I need some this should only add a hour or so to do so will be really happy with myself the next time I need some rims.

Here is a blog about making these wheels and rims. Be sure to click over to the next blog post [it’s a two parter] for more on those rims and tires.
You’ll see pictures of the tires I will be redoing for a little better look.

Here’s a picture of the store bought tires [1 1/2”] I use to make these rims, they have some nice details and saves me a ton a work, and are pretty cheap on Amazon.

The dowels I used are just a little bigger than tooth picks found them at Wally world by the plastic bag, way cheap and just the right size.

This should give us the look we want with out to much trouble.

The finished project is here.

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#2 posted 08-19-2021 12:24 AM

Nice #4

- Dutchy

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#3 posted 08-19-2021 04:06 AM

Thanks Crowie and Dutchy, you know me I love making wheels. ;-]]]]

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#4 posted 08-19-2021 10:30 PM

Wow, that’s a lot of work on the wheels/rims. Looks great.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 08-20-2021 04:02 PM

your wheels and tires are always top notch #4 :<))))))))))

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

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