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"Toy" wheels

It is more than two years ago that I made the" CAT 966 wheel loader":https://woodworkingweb.com/creations/537-wheel-loader-cat-966 from T & J. I made some special wheels for it but it didn’t came out the way I had in mind. I kept thinking about how I could make the profile more like the real tire. It took me two years before I had an idea how this might be possible. When I was on a long car trip (for Dutch standards) I got a eureka moment .

Last week I gave it a try, and now I know it’s possible to do it like I had in mind. There are some shortcomings, and the next time I’m sure I will change the making process and also the profile should be different, but for now I’m satisfied.

Diameter of the wheels is approximately 92mm (almost 4”).

Thanks for watching.

Looks great

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

They look like real wheels , good job.

-- Wheaties

Very realistic

-- -- Soli Deo gloria!

Thank you all for your comment.

I’d be very interested in learning how you made your wheels.

-- Keith "Shin" Schindler