I decided to experiment with another approach to the wheels and took a run at making etch cut brass wheels. This time I chose a BBS style. Here is the spider I designed and cut from .030 brass.
Then I bent it using sockets for dies. Also shown is the outer rim I cut for it.
Then I soldered the two parts together…
Here it is in the aluminum rim blank I made earlier with the extra tire.
I still need to add to the back side of the hub area so the lugs have something to seat into and to make the offset correct as well as clean up the edges.
Just like the aluminum five spoke wheel, this will be a master, not one of a set.