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Max Power

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I posted a photo of the spokes a while back, but forgot to post the end result, so here goes.
1, the old wheels
2, the new spokes
forgot to take a picture of the Felloes, (rim sections)
3, the new hub, metal parts all original, I did clean them up though.
4, the end result ready for the tyre
5, back on the cart, painted by a very good friend
 

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Excellent. Watched a program years ago about wagon wheel construction, and how it was becoming a lost art. Understandable given we have went from everyone and his wife owning or using a cart, coach etc to so few in use.

On the prog it was showing old fashioned car wheels in production, which had a metal rim on the outside.
I cant tell from your last pic, but are those metal rims, because they actually look like theyre rubber.

If you haven't already, you should make a vid of you making one.
 
Lovely work great to see it done again, it bought back memories for me from the early sixty's I was making model travelers vans and carts and made the wheels just the same as you have done but smaller, great work keep it up.
 
Excellent. Watched a program years ago about wagon wheel construction, and how it was becoming a lost art. Understandable given we have went from everyone and his wife owning or using a cart, coach etc to so few in use.

On the prog it was showing old fashioned car wheels in production, which had a metal rim on the outside.
I cant tell from your last pic, but are those metal rims, because they actually look like theyre rubber.

If you haven't already, you should make a vid of you making one.
Excellent. Watched a program years ago about wagon wheel construction, and how it was becoming a lost art. Understandable given we have went from everyone and his wife owning or using a cart, coach etc to so few in use.

On the prog it was showing old fashioned car wheels in production, which had a metal rim on the outside.
I cant tell from your last pic, but are those metal rims, because they actually look like theyre rubber.

If you haven't already, you should make a vid of you making one.
These have a C shaped steel channel welded in a circle, then heated and shrunk onto the wheel, the rubber tyre then goes in that
 
These have a C shaped steel channel welded in a circle, then heated and shrunk onto the wheel, the rubber tyre then goes in that
One of Jack Hargreaves excellent series - I can't remember if it's "Out of Town" or "Old Country" - shows how a wooden wheel is fitted with solid rubber tyres. Exactly as you describe a length of rubber tube is forced into a steel channel.
 
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