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Spoked Wheel Jig

Postby Dalboy » 17 Oct 2015, 20:32

I make toys as well as spending my time turning. One of the things that I need are spoked wheels of different sizes some of which I can do on the lathe. Well this jig makes setting up to drill holes in the centre hub a lot easier and less time consuming.

Blank ready for attaching

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How the blank is mounted

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Mounted and ready to drill

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The end result with a rubbish piece of wood still a happy result this took less than 5 minutes from cutting the blank to all the holes drilled

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Re: Spoked Wheel Jig

Postby Rod » 17 Oct 2015, 21:17

You've made a Dividing Head

This is my electric one I made:
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Re: Spoked Wheel Jig

Postby Wizard9999 » 17 Oct 2015, 22:29

You chaps are all too clever for me :lol: .

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Re: Spoked Wheel Jig

Postby Dalboy » 18 Oct 2015, 00:06

Rod wrote:You've made a Dividing Head

This is my electric one I made:
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Smart bit of kit that one Rod

Yep but did it only cost you £2.99 :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Spoked Wheel Jig

Postby Andyp » 18 Oct 2015, 08:09

What's the next step Derek? Bandsaw so only the "holes" are left?
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Re: Spoked Wheel Jig

Postby chataigner » 18 Oct 2015, 09:33

:text-bravo: I like the 2.99 version : more pennies left for malt scotch.
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Re: Spoked Wheel Jig

Postby Rob » 18 Oct 2015, 09:36

Very ingenious Derek....a vertical indexing system
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Re: Spoked Wheel Jig

Postby Rod » 18 Oct 2015, 09:48

Sadly no - about £60 ( the case at £20 was the most expensive part ) proprietary ones cost £400!
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Re: Spoked Wheel Jig

Postby Dalboy » 24 Oct 2015, 20:26

Well the first set of spoked wheels have come off the jib all the centres are nicely in the centre but does not show in the picture. The wife liked the 8 spoked version so made them.

The first one was a 12 spoke wheel with the parts
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The 4 wheels together

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This shows the back of the wheel

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Re: Spoked Wheel Jig

Postby Commander » 26 Oct 2015, 11:23

Very nice!
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Re: Spoked Wheel Jig

Postby Phil » 30 Oct 2015, 16:47

Now that is really a neat idea. :D :text-goodpost: :text-coolphotos: :text-+1:

Derek, what did you make the metal indexing wheel from? And how did you space the holes?

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Re: Spoked Wheel Jig

Postby Dalboy » 30 Oct 2015, 18:50

Phil wrote:Now that is really a neat idea. :D :text-goodpost: :text-coolphotos: :text-+1:

Derek, what did you make the metal indexing wheel from? And how did you space the holes?

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The disc is cut from a piece of 1/8" thick steel plate and marked out (Take your time here) before drilling, I drilled the centre hole first then placed it on a pin under the drill press then drilled all of the holes. To get it round I used the centre hole again and rotated it against the grinding wheel making sure not to overheat it. It takes a bit of time but worth it in the end. The indexing pin is made from brass and threaded rod and is spring loaded with a little turned handle on the back.

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