[KwartzLab] Making a spoked, wooden wheel
kpmartin at thinkage.ca
Tue Nov 15 11:17:30 EST 2011
If you really want utilitarian, you could use a bicycle wheel with the tire removed...
This is not beyond my capabilities, but I don't have a lathe that big, so I would have to improvise using my mill and bandsaw.
The rim would be pieced together, and a router table would be useful for making finger joints between the segments.
Given that Kwartzlab has a bandsaw and router table you should (perhaps with help) be able to make this in the lab. The mill is not essential; I would only be using it to cut the belt groove, and that could be done with a rasp as well.
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New Dundee, Ontario
From: discuss-bounces at kwartzlab.ca [mailto:discuss-bounces at kwartzlab.ca] On Behalf Of Punkin3.14
I'm a complete novice at woodworking, but I'm working from a very utilitarian model (i.e., non-decorative), and most of the pieces are straightforward to cut.
The bit that I am puzzling over is the fly wheel itself. Its 19" inches across, and needs a 1/4" rounded groove along the outer edge, which the drive band fits into. 
Have we any knowledgeable woodworkers who would be available sometime in the next couple months, to help me make such a wheel (assuming this is not an unreasonable project for a novice -- I honestly don't know how advanced this is)?
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