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Ole Anderson
07-15-2017, 1:11 AM
Interesting video showing how they made replica wagon wheels for the huge 20 mule team Borax wagons. A completed wheel weighed as much as 1080 pounds including the iron "tire" made up of 1" flat stock 8" wide rolled to 80" outside diameter. White and red oak hubs, spokes and rims. Much of the work done on vintage machines.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JVcE8gho4k

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Jim Koepke
07-16-2017, 3:03 PM
Looks like a lot of fun.

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Dave Lehnert
07-16-2017, 10:31 PM
Thanks for posting the video.
I enjoy seeing the jigs and techniques other woodworkers use.
Amazing how much time people spend to make a video like this so we can enjoy the building process.

Lee Schierer
07-16-2017, 11:16 PM
You mean wheels for one of these?
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Stephen Tashiro
07-17-2017, 12:33 AM
You mean wheels for one of these?
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And not wheels for: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Tank

mostyn harvey
07-17-2017, 9:32 AM
i agree! Hats off to those who spend their time to benefit others!

Scott DelPorte
07-17-2017, 9:32 AM
Thanks for posting that. I enjoyed watching it.