"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.

Woods: ash oak

Tags: toy toy wheels t and j

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a1jim ...

Looks great

Bill T ...

nice job

Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking) ...

They look like real wheels , good job.

oldrivers ...

Very realistic

Dutchy ...

Thank you all for your comment.

Shin ...

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

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