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Project by bushmaster posted 12-14-2017 05:32 AM 9179 views 20 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This morning Weldon Payne sent me a message concerning making the paper patterns for the indexing jig posted yesterday.

The site you need to go to is.

This site is great, has a box you can eNter the diameter you want. The number of segments, and a box to check to have the lines drawn to the center. You can choose metric and imperial. Fantastic anD simple. Any number you want. From what I can see by the heading there are allot of other things you can do, that may be of interest to you. THIS SITE IS ALSO POSTED IN THE COMMENTS ON HOW TO MAKE THE INDEXING PLATES


Back to my tractor tires. When I designed the first tread cutting jig, My main interest at that time was to be able to make tractor tires, like Dutchy. The jig made it easy as falling off a log. Well at least cutting the slots, rest was just wood work. I made a video as I was doing it, but didn’t take very many pictures. The video will show and explain more of how to get it done.

Here are a few pictures. Ready to start cutting, older tractor tires the cleats are 45 degrees

Wood cleats installed and shaped, video shows how I did that.

mating sides sanded flat

rims made

Assembled. Tooth picks on the back side keep the halves from slipping when glueing and clamped

Tires blackened and ready to be installed on a Massey Harris 44 tractor.

Thanks for looking, The factory is way behind in production so may be some time before it arrives.
Comments are appreciated, it keep me going but I think I need to stop for Christmas.

PS. had a great day today. A local Doctor came over to learn Wood turning, to bad he waited till he was 80 to do it. He commented I need to make a Utube video showing how to make older people retire and enjoy doing things.
He went home with a nice bowl.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 12-14-2017 05:39 AM

Very Nice All around Project Posting My Man!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 12-14-2017 07:49 AM

Nicely done, and well explained. The PS was also interesting to hear about. :)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 12-14-2017 08:09 AM

I like it, especialy the rims. Very nice.

How about ebonizing the tyres? Instaed of painting.


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#4 posted 12-14-2017 08:49 AM

What a top set to tractor tyres & rims Brian…. well done!

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

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#5 posted 12-14-2017 10:35 AM

Well done, once more, keeep on the good work,
those tires look real, bravo.

-- andrek

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#6 posted 12-14-2017 11:44 AM

I had several failures in making tires before settling on the set up I use now. Trial & error + imagination gets it done. I am glad you are keeping the LJ population informed on how you make them. I have had so many requests, but never did the video stuff.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 12-14-2017 12:00 PM

Wow….thanks….theses posts are a huge help.

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 12-14-2017 12:58 PM

Those are really cool with the raised tread!!
AND, than you so much for that site to do the calculation of the spacings. That really works slick.It does all kinds of shapes, too. I shared it with a bunch of local woodworkers!!

Cheers, Jim

ps. I can go back to bed now, I learned something new today!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 12-14-2017 02:01 PM

These are beautiful tractor wheels and you have done a lot of nice engineering a thought on the technique and wonderful jig, Thanks for the resources and your nice photographs. This is very interesting and beautiful quality on the jig and wheels. Thanks

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 12-14-2017 02:43 PM

with the toothpicks

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

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#11 posted 12-14-2017 02:48 PM

nice wheels ——- thanks for the site ——- do have some use for it

-- Lafayette, LA

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#12 posted 12-14-2017 03:02 PM

Nice posting Brian! You are the consummate teacher and explained the process well.
I liked the picture of the Massey-Harris 44. When I was a kid on our family farm my dad’s first tractor was a Massey 44 six. Spent many hours cultivating and harrowing the fields and learned how to drive a truck and car early in life. Quite a thrill. Thanks for the memories! Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#13 posted 12-14-2017 03:27 PM

I am just glad my sons are both at school right now, or I’d be hearing about how I need to start making these! Great work!

-- Striving for function *and* form, but settling quite happily for function. ;-)

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#14 posted 12-14-2017 04:22 PM

Very cool Brian! I share your post!

-- Joanne Sauvageau

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#15 posted 12-14-2017 04:24 PM

Congrats on the Top 3!

-- Joanne Sauvageau

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