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Wheel-Wright help


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Old 10-24-2010, 05:46:43 PM
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Default Wheel-Wright help

Can I do this?
I'm going to try an make a engine cart wheel from a Model T hub. Im thinking of using a Model T front hub. Then glue 2 pieces of plywood together to make the right thickness, then boring them out to fit over the hub in place of the spokes. How heres were I need some help. I'm thinking of welding a piece of flat st'l (3/32 or 1/8) together at the ends and then roll it round. Then turn the plywood round to fit inside the st'l band. Can I use a pizza cutter for a Traveler and if so what are the tolerances for a wheel about 12" to 15" in Diameter? Just to let you know, I have more time then sense!
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Roll your steel band, measure the ID of the band after welding, and turn the double plywood disk just a hair larger than the ID. Heat the band in a charcoal fire, drop it over the disk, and throw a bucket of water on it. This is how wagon wheels were "tired". How do you plan to fasten the disk to the hub? And why use such a large hub for a 12 to 15 inch wheel? Just curious.
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I'll use the bolts that were used to hold the spokes and flange. I have an old Model T front axle that was cut up an used on an old saw mill rig. I'm thinking of welding it together and using the spindles for the steering mechanism on an engine cart. The "T" wheels would be too large so I'm looking to make something smaller.
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