I wouldnt be turning the small wheels this way. Using this method, the walls of the wheel are end grain and I have never been happy with the end grain results on the tyre wall. Maybe its just me but I prefer to turn the wheel on a face plate or in a chuck with the end grain being used for the tread of the tyre. Maybe its the timber I use but I dont get a nice smooth finish on the end grain. Problem is doing it my way using a chuck, I only have a couple of chucks and limited to the size I can turn. Of course, using a faceplate I can make larger wheels.
Originally Posted by Diggerdelaney
Lathe looks good Bret. you will get hours of pleasure on that for sure.
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