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slowlylearning

Member Since 29 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 06 2014 09:32 PM
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In Topic: Scratchbuilding 'Blank' Wheels

20 April 2014 - 04:18 AM

Concave (right) and bulbous (left) rim centers made with love... and lot-sa sanding!

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In Topic: Scratchbuilding 'Blank' Wheels

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.

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This will make up the center of your wheel, so make sure there's enough rectangle rod to fill the rim.

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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.

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Miunt it on your sanding-drum bit like so and put on your safety goggles 'cause we're gonna  make a big mess!

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(CAREFULLY) Using a blade or whatever works best for you, lop off the corners then start sanding it down to a perfect circle shape.

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Sand and test it until it fits snugly in the rim you made.

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See how it's flat? Boring! Make some more mess...

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... 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.

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Use those tools and sandpaper/sticks to make the shapes you want, this one's a concave shape.

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In Topic: Deep Dish Wheels & Sparkplug Boot Tubing

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


In Topic: Deep Dish Wheels & Sparkplug Boot Tubing

28 March 2014 - 06:36 AM

Thanks guys :)

 

Tucker, you're welcome to save the pictures to your computer :)


In Topic: Deep Dish Wheels & Sparkplug Boot Tubing

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 :)