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20 April 2014 - 04:18 AM
Concave (right) and bulbous (left) rim centers made with love... and lot-sa sanding!
20 April 2014 - 04:17 AM
*Only do this part if you have no 2 to 3mm SHEET styrene*
Cut some lengths of the rectangular rod and a piece of sheet styrene to glue it on to.
This will make up the center of your wheel, so make sure there's enough rectangle rod to fill the rim.
Glue the rectangle rod to the piece of sheet styrene with plenty of glue, let dry. Drill a hole that the screw of your sanding-drum bit will fit into in the center.
Miunt it on your sanding-drum bit like so and put on your safety goggles 'cause we're gonna make a big mess!
(CAREFULLY) Using a blade or whatever works best for you, lop off the corners then start sanding it down to a perfect circle shape.
Sand and test it until it fits snugly in the rim you made.
See how it's flat? Boring! Make some more mess...
... To shape the face of the rim-center! I've found tools like there help a bit, using them to 'machine' the front surface of the rim-center. Blades work too, but theyre pretty dangerous.
Use those tools and sandpaper/sticks to make the shapes you want, this one's a concave shape.
31 March 2014 - 06:42 AM
Tom- I'll have to look into those, I knew they existed just not that small, thanks for the tip!
Mike- You're welcome
Chip- lol thanks! The camera I use is the one in my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4), When there isnt good lighting and a plain white background it isnt all that helpful lol
28 March 2014 - 06:36 AM
Tucker, you're welcome to save the pictures to your computer
28 March 2014 - 02:24 AM
Thanks JC, my saw came to me through a freind who got it from Brunel Hobbies in Victoria Australia. You'd need to contact them via email to see if they ship overseas
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