[KwartzLab] Making a spoked, wooden wheel
digitalfalcon at rogers.com
Tue Nov 15 13:35:00 EST 2011
You could cut the groove with a chisel or a router. If using a router, you'd also need to build a jig that lets you spin the wheel in the path of the router. I have a router table you could borrow, but you'd have to make the jig yourself.
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>Regarding bearings. I'm not that far along in my planning yet, however I'm using the following plan as a reference for the mechanics (though not the frame design):
>If I were to cut the belt groove out of a solid wheel, I presume that would be done with a chisel while the wheel was spinning, or is there another technique?
>On 2011-11-15, at 12:57 PM, Kevin Martin wrote:
>This sounds like a lot of work to make sure the belt groove is smooth… All that puttying and such.
>>It would seem to me to be easier to cut the belt groove in a single solid wheel after it has been assembled (and perhaps even mounted).
>>As for how long it will spin, no one has mentioned what sort of bearings this thing will have.
>>From: discuss-bounces at kwartzlab.ca [mailto:discuss-bounces at kwartzlab.ca] On Behalf Of Jeff Schmidt
>>Cut out three pieces of plywood. The "inner" layer will be of a slightly smaller diameter than the outer layers. This is where the string will run through.
>>Sand the edges of the plywood to round them over. Apply putty to fill holes so that the string won't get caught.
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