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Wheel Construction Plan

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0.25 LBS


The Wheel Construction Plan can be used for horse drawn toys or toy vehicles.This instruction chart describes a well-proven method, which requires no special skill or facilities. Once the jigs have been made up it only takes two - three hours to make a wheel of accurate scale appearance. Wheels are dished but can be made straight.

Wheel Construction Plan Instructions 

  • Structure of an Actual Cart Wheel.
  • The Nave;
    • Preparing the Blank.
    • Fitting the Axle Box.
    • Turning the Nave.
    • Drilling the Spoke Mortices.
  • The Felloes and Tyre;
    • Preparing the Blank.
    • Turning the Felloes Down.
    • Parting Off the Felloes.
  • The Spokes.
  • Assembly;
    • Fitting the Spokes.
    • Fitting the Rim.
  • Wheels Without a Lathe;
    • The Hub.
    • The Rim.
    • The Spokes.
    • Assembly

This plan shows construction details used by the wheelwrights years ago, and includes hub details, simple drilling jig for spokes, etc.  It is really not difficult at all to master the technique.


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1 Review

  • 5

    Posted by Donald Pfeifer on Jun 11, 2020

    These plans are concise and well written. They save A LOT of time and effort in figuring out how to build wheels for models like chuck wagons, buckboards, and freight wagons. These plans are well worth the money.

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