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Blog series by htl updated 02-10-2019 10:06 PM 7 parts 10561 reads 63 comments total

Part 1: Wheel making jig number 3

10-14-2018 03:37 AM by htl | 13 comments »

This is wheel jig number 3. Make sure your eyes are rested and you have your reading glasses handy it’s a long one. Here’s the kind a wheels I can make with this jig. I seem to never quit finding I need to adjust my jig for different sized wheels, and have been building more modern cars that use small wheels even though they are not small models.The case in point was my last build a Mustang, I blow up the plans to be twice as big and the wheels were still under 2̶...

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Part 2: Wheel making jig number 3 Just some extras

10-18-2018 10:27 PM by htl | 2 comments »

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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Part 3: Wheel making jig Setting it up

10-29-2018 11:47 PM by htl | 5 comments »

A helper post for the tread making jig. Here is the jig in straight mod but I need angle tire treads so! Take out the two screws holding the base down, then pull up and turn the frame for angled mod, using the dowels to line everything up, them screw it down so everything stays in place. I cut off the corner so the fence could get in closer. I added a stop block at the back of the table saw so i wouldn’t have to think about stopping ,just hit the stop and on we go. Th...

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Part 4: Cutting out the wheel blanks.

11-08-2018 11:16 PM by htl | 12 comments »

There’s a hundred ways to cut out the blanks for the wheels but here’s my method. It is best to use oak, walnut, and maple is out standing, you need a strong grain so it doesn’t chip.Cutting the treads a little deeper than you need will give you space to sand out any chips, make the wheels a little bigger than needed for this reason also. My wheels need to be 2 1/2” so I ripped down some lumber a little wider than needed. Then at the table saw cut them to ...

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Part 5: Wheel Making Part One Rim Making Jig for my Wheels.

01-31-2019 08:43 PM by htl | 8 comments »

It seems I need to add some info to my Rim making jig as I took pictures but really never spelled it out step by step. so! First of all this is what we’re after. Now how do we get to this point.I like to use bought wheels for my rims as they are made of maple and can be shaped quite nicely, maybe that’s why the wheel makers use it, plus they already have a nice shape and at Hobby Lobby their pretty cheap for the 1” & 1 1/2” wheels. 1. We need a base, I...

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Part 6: Wheel making Part Two Step by Step With a Simple Jig

02-09-2019 07:13 PM by htl | 20 comments »

A quick wheel making how2 using pictures from some of my blog posts.This is a very simple tread pattern that will look great but doesn’t take three weeks to make.Once you have the jig made and the steps figured out for your tools you can make these wheels in hours not days fast and safe!! I have added extra ideas to the end so don’t miss them. Haven’t been able to get in the shop lately so thought I would play around with making a wheels making How2.This is for those t...

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Part 7: Wheel Making Part 3 Making the rim hole.

02-10-2019 10:06 PM by htl | 3 comments »

Part 3 of our wheel making project. Having trouble finding the center of the wheel to drill the rim hole?Here’s the way I get er done. Have a 3/4 plywood base clamped to the drill press table.Now drill a 1/4” hole almost through the base and glue in a short wood dowel.The wheel blanks you have made in another of these blogs will fit over the dowel and be centered.You can now change the bit to a hole saw or Forstner bit and it will be center of the tire, do not drill all ...

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