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#21 Lownslow

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

im saving up to get that i have some classics that could use some better spoke wheels

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

I was asked to create a 72 spoke version.  It is here http://www.shapeways.com/model/866350/wheel_tool_72_spoke.html?key=d634302ea84addf6f57a7b54cd2a7449  Do I need to add a center plug on spues for several sizes of tires posts?  i.e. a 1" stick in several diameters with a 2 mm inserts for the center hole.  If so what diameters?



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:21 AM

its a homemade version but ill be getting the 3d printed version
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:00 PM

I would suggest using 28 to 36gage wire (commonly used in electronics or small motor armature windings) for the wire wheels instead of thread or fishing line. you can also experiment with larger gages of wire to see what works best for your wheel projects.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:22 PM

I would suggest using 28 to 36gage wire (commonly used in electronics or small motor armature windings) for the wire wheels instead of thread or fishing line. you can also experiment with larger gages of wire to see what works best for your wheel projects.

This was a mockup i plan on using the invisible sewing thread as my wheels might have more than 36 spokes



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:58 PM

A good way to practice is dental floss. When you get the right method, it's easy to undo and use your chosen material.



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:23 PM

attempt  72 spoke cross lace
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:26 PM

Frank, some really fine work there. Pun intended :lol:



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:20 PM

made these with my 32 spoke jig as outlined in my K3 build(link below)

 

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The rims and wheels are my own quicl castings..... :rolleyes: