Old Style People Love The Look Of Old Style Wooden Wheels But Being Able To Make Them Is Another Thing The Challenge Is That We No Longer Use The Same Methods Or Materials That They Used Back When They First Made Wooden Wheels So How Do You Make Old Style Wooden Wheels Using Readily Available Materials And Familiar Processes
Old style people love the look of old style wooden wheels but being able to make them is another thing the challenge is that we no longer use the same methods or materials that they used back when they first made wooden wheels so how do you make old style wooden wheels using readily available materials and familiar processes is post about Magazine bookmarked by tracy with ID 1970608041 was uploaded on 15-03-2019 and has been viewed 27,895 times.
Wooden Wheel Illustrations by Lee Gabel That was the challenge that I faced when I needed wheels for the old-fashioned cart I use to transport and display my wares when exhibiting at craft shows.First off, there is no need to spend any more money than necessary, so start by picking up some old bicycle rims.
You can always find old, broken down bikes at garage sales, flea markets, junk yards and even garbage bins.There are many shapes of rim, but the flattest ones are the easiest to use.(See cross section) You will need some 1/2" plywood and some 2" or 3" pine.
Don't worry about finding or buying clear pine (i.e.without knots), as you will use the parts of the plank between the knots.I used 5/4" pine for my wheels, but 1" would work just as well.You will need to work with the size of the rim you are using and work the exact dimensions for your project out to the suit the size of your rim.
As your rims may have seen some rough bumps along the way, they may not be perfectly round.Therefore measure and note the average inside diameter of your rims.This will give you...