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post #1 of 5 Old 11-09-2008, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Question spinning wheels

some years ago I had a woodworking magazine with details of how to make a wheel using a router without the regular felloe's does anyone know of this method
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maybe a circle cutting jig?


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Iaincwil, Hi, Yes a wheel can be made using a router. Start with a 1/4" thick template to draw on with a large compass...Note...a wheel is different than a ring. Some wheels need spokes...and need to be made in quarter sections so you can assemmble hub to wheel. Anyway, in Old Gallery...and I don`t know if it`s still there...I have a picture of a three leg coutch table I made using this method. Back to the template...depending on the thickness of the wheel, you need to have a center block with a 1/4" pin to use as a pivot point while cutting out the glued-up blank. You controll the profile of the ring by shifting the pivot point on the router stick along with depth of cut on the router. The ring blank is fixed to the template by means of mortised blocks or screws from the back side...as well as the pivot block. An adjustable router stick would be an improvement over the stick I used. Rick

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I have the jig I made originally for the job which is made from parts of a router fence which fits onto the two bars of the router, the center is made of two blocks which are fixed together with two metal brackets so that the router is on a sort of hinge and can be lifted up out of the way the central piece is fixed with a bolt and not with a spring to enable a tension on the whole thing so that it doesnt run away,

the part I want to know is instead of the normal felloes the rim was made up of two parts 4" wide (I cant remember the lengths of the parts) one was cut with two 45% angles and one was cut with one square end and one at 45% maybe I will just play around with pencil and paper till I find it if no one has any clue,

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oop's forgot this the wheel rim is made first then the hub WHICH is a split one so that the spokes can be fist fit to the wheel rim then the hub fit to the whole thing and glued up in a jig of course,

I will figure this out one way or another,

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