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After many try, I finaly came up with an other kind of wheel for woodem truck model. They are 3 parts model, a disk, a rim and the tire. The tire is made from oak, treated with vinegar and steel to blacken it. The disk and rim could be made from any wood spiecies you want to use.

You can use the wheels for front or rear on the model you build, just reverse them.

They can be done on a lathe with a lot of patience or as I did; I had many tools made specialy to cut them as I make a lot of model and need many wheels.

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Interesting. I do something similar using the [tire] wood for the base and drilling out the center and adding another wood type. Thanks for sharing your method. Great when LJ's work together sharing ideas.
 

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Those are awesome! I have no idea how you made those without using a lathe.
 

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Very good looking wheels, just a note only should have 10 holes for the lugs. Sorry it's just the trailer peddeler in me. These wouls also be great on trailer models.
 

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You'r right, I didn't have the indexer for 10 holes, I will make one shortly. Thank you for the comments. For the trailer, I will ajust the outer holes.
 

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Nice work. why did you make the wheel and rim separate?
 

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This is awsome.Outstanding details
 

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Very Nice!
 

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This is amazing. Do you want to share how you made them? I would be interested
 

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Toys &joys shows you how to do that with two wheels They have them on a lot of their semi plans,a lot less work.
Chuck
 

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Great job, I have a jig that I made for making spoked wheels. They can be so expensive, I usually make them in batches of 50.
 

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Great job, I have a jig that I made for making spoked wheels. They can be so expensive to buy and time consuming to make so I usually make them in batches of 50.
 

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Wow! Great modeling skills. Cool!
 

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Those would be great in my son in laws tire shop /not on a real semi rig but for customer to look at not that I need any other ideas ,perhaps a wooden big rig . We get enough of those in
 
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