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Your level of incredible is, without question, nothing short of the textbook definition level of the word. Your creativity, imagination and skill level are fantastic. I've thought about how to do tires "correctly" and was stumped. But you Sir, hit a home run with this one.
And I thought the backhoe tires were cool. Huh....they got nothin' on these!
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Your level of incredible is, without question, nothing short of the textbook definition level of the word. Your creativity, imagination and skill level are fantastic. I've thought about how to do tires "correctly" and was stumped. But you Sir, hit a home run with this one.
And I thought the backhoe tires were cool. Huh....they got nothin' on these!

Thanks for the kind words. There is still a lot to do on these tires. A ton of sanding and final shaping, not to mention the rims. Just to finish the rubber will probably take another day so here's hoping that by the end of my next shop day, I have a full set of shoes for the rig.
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I was thinking a 1/16" spacer between the discs to spread out the tread blocks, as there is none with the current configuration.
It looks a bit "crowded" as is. Maybe run these through a sander to thin them out to facilitate the addition of some discs between the "tread discs", if needed??
Maybe a quarter inch smaller overall diameter that these to give those treads some "air".

Yea.... A couple cocktails into the evening, and I'm actually given Kenbo some advice on a project.
That won't happen very often.
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Very cool! I was curious what you tire design was going to be. Good choice. I'm excited to see how they turn out.

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Yea.... A couple cocktails into the evening, and I'm actually given Kenbo some advice on a project. That won't happen very often.
What won't happen very often? The cocktails or giving Kenbo advice?

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Sand those lugs up before you glue the tires and that's going to look fantastic.


Those kind of repetitive cuts are the ones that can get you in trouble Kenbo. Keep the coffee flowing and stay safe brother.
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That is really cool. I would never thought of doing 4 layers.
What are you using on your jig to hold your wheels on?
I just glue a dowel in a hole.
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That is really cool. I would never thought of doing 4 layers.
What are you using on your jig to hold your wheels on?
I just glue a dowel in a hole.
I use a 1/4-20X2" bolt with 2, 1/4" fender washers and a 1/4-20 jig knob. When doing this many repetitive cuts, I prefer to set the blank in its proper position, tighten the jig knob and completely remove my left hand (which is my shaky one) from the equation. I then push my mitre fence through to complete the cut with my right hand ONLY. Once the cut is complete and I am completely clear of the blade, I release the tension on the jig knob and start the process all over again. With my left hand never involved in holding anything and my right hand always on the handle of my mitre fence, there is never an opportunity for me to become complacent and allow my hand near the blade. I don't care if I have a Sawstop or not.....I have it in case my left hand decides to do its own thing, not so that I can tempt fate and take risks by having to hold the blank in place while cutting the treads.

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Smile Jeep

You are going to fab a MUD HOLE/PUDDLE for it to be displayed in AREN'T you? I know YOU are Mr. Clean, but there are exceptions to every rule, huh?

Sure is looking good!

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What won't happen very often? The cocktails or giving Kenbo advice?

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Uhhhh... "Yes". ha ha!!
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Well it was another 7 1/2 hours in the shop today. I started off the day by hand sanding each section of the tires and then used my pen mandrel to align them and glue them together. I then used a combination of the router table and the lathe to shape each one of the tires. From there, I managed to make 5 pieces of custom cut kindling as my centre holes for the rim pieces were slightly off and screwed things up. Ended up scrapping them and making 5 more. All in all, I got the wheels done and temporarily mounted on the rig. It's starting to look like something now. Hopefully, next week I can figure out the hinges and get the doors and wheels mounted. From there, I can concentrate on a few details of the build.
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I can't wait until you get the remote control electronics hooked up. I wanna see that wheel!!!

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If he doesn't mind I'm going to be linking this to a RC forum I'm a member of when he's done. They would love this.
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If he doesn't mind I'm going to be linking this to a RC forum I'm a member of when he's done. They would love this.
I don't mind at all. By all mean, link away. Why bother waiting until I'm done? They might like to see the progress as well.
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Kenbo,

PROGRESS, what PROGRESS, are you OK??????

Been nearly a week, and not a PEEK!

Grandma was SLOW, but she was 80 and expecting, what's your excuse, huh????

Mis seeing PROGRESS, hehehe

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Sometimes, I am amazed at how long things take. I know that I shouldn't be because after all, this isn't my first rodeo but I always am a little shocked. Today's venture saw me make some hubs and mount all 4 tires. I broke quite a few of the hubs trying to get some useable ones but that's just par for the course. I also make up 8 tiny hinges and and started mounting the doors. Although I got all 4 doors mounted, there is still a bit of fine tuning to get them working correctly. Either way, that was my day.

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PROGRESS, what PROGRESS, are you OK??????

Been nearly a week, and not a PEEK!

Grandma was SLOW, but she was 80 and expecting, what's your excuse, huh????

Mis seeing PROGRESS, hehehe

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I can only work on the weekends Dale. Once the weather gets better, I will be able to work in the evenings. We were supposed to be in spring but then the weather turned cold and nasty. Mother natures is a little temperamental this year.

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