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Question laying out a 10 sided spoke wheel

I'm new to the site. need to know how to layout a 10 sided spoke for a wheel. I have plans but cant get the angels right.
Can some one help me?
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-04-2009, 05:27 PM
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There are 360 degrees in a full circle. The angle between spokes is 360 divided by 10, or 36 degrees from center line to center line of each spoke.

Is this what you wanted to know or is there something else?

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Actually it would be 18 degrees, the meeting angles need to add up to 36 degrees.

I am currently working on a sub-project of building a 16 spoke 8 segment wheel. 18" diameter wheel that will be a semi-reproduction 1/3rd scale of a gatling gun. The guy milled most of the parts on a CNC and decided it was to much for him to complete. I sent the spokes out to my turning guy and when they com back I need to make the spokes taper from round to oval at the rim side. Just going to make a sanding jig to do it.

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???????? wouldnt that be 18 at the hub,but 36 at the rim?.
The hub usually is a miter jointed square part but the hub is a drilled hole. Just a question, I havent made wheels :}:}:}:} just scrap and sawdust :}:}:}:}

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18" OD diameter wheel. The hub is made from turned brass.

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There are 360 degrees in a full circle. The angle between spokes is 360 divided by 10, or 36 degrees from center line to center line of each spoke.

Is this what you wanted to know or is there something else?

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thank you So this would hold true to any no. of spokes?
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This number is dependent on the number of segments that you use to make the rim. You could use 4 segments and each angle would be 45 degrees, then cut the circle and put in 32 spokes. The spokes would be 11 1/4 degrees apart.

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thank you So this would hold true to any no. of spokes?
Yes, the number of segments and the number of spokes are equal.

To find the center to center angle you divide 360 by the number of spokes.

Angles used in construction is dependent upon the construction technique.

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thanks again

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