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I'm making a tractor trailer toybox I found in a 2001 issue of Popular Woodworking.
It calls for 18 - 3/4" x 3 1/2" dia wheels (or [email protected]/4" and [email protected] 1/2"). I can find them online up to 3" dia. I know i can get a circle cutter from Rockler or Amazon to cut them out and have a 12 spd drill press that will go down to 250rpm, but prefer not to buy a cutter (tight budget). Also have the following, table saw, router and table, small Craftsman benchtop band saw, scroll saw, jig saw.
Anyone have any ideas how I can make these?
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Get the hole set below...quick way to make wheels..

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In Hylton's book, Woodworking with the Router, he describes and has plans for a circle cutting jig that will cut a small as a 1" dia. plug up to about 11". I made one in about 2 hours.
But, for the $$, Bob's suggestion would work, too. With Hylton's jig though, you could make the grooves on the face to make a more realistic tire.

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If you want to dress up the tires you get the tool below, you can get many patterns and do it on the drill press if you want to..


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Bob, Thanks, I got the 10pc set to make jig knobs a while back, wasn't too impressed with it. I have upgraded my drill press, the old one had min. 600rpm. maybe too fast. I'll try it again at 250rpm. I like the knurled thing. I have some .100" scroll blades (don't know what I was thinking when I picked them up, brain freeze) was going to try and score them at 45 degree's each way to see if it would like like tread. The axles are 3/4" dowel I may bore a 1 1/2" - 2", 1/4"-3/8" deep counterbore for a recessed look and put a fender washer and lag bolt in it.
Gene, Thanks too, I have Hylton's book around here somewhere, I'll check it out.
This is for a 2 yr old and his brother that should be joining us next week.
Thanks again guys.
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To save some bucks, you can always use this to cut, and form, the treads.:


Shop Fox D4088 Lathe Attachment for Drill Press


I didn't see a lathe on your list of tools.

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Hi Mike

The HF hole saws are not the best but you can buy some good ones but they are not cheap the HF will do the job but only if you go 1/4" deep at a time.

Amazon.com: DEWALT D180005 14 Piece Master Hole Saw Kit: Home Improvement

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Bob, Thanks, I got the 10pc set to make jig knobs a while back, wasn't too impressed with it. I have upgraded my drill press, the old one had min. 600rpm. maybe too fast. I'll try it again at 250rpm. I like the knurled thing. I have some .100" scroll blades (don't know what I was thinking when I picked them up, brain freeze) was going to try and score them at 45 degree's each way to see if it would like like tread. The axles are 3/4" dowel I may bore a 1 1/2" - 2", 1/4"-3/8" deep counterbore for a recessed look and put a fender washer and lag bolt in it.
Gene, Thanks too, I have Hylton's book around here somewhere, I'll check it out.
This is for a 2 yr old and his brother that should be joining us next week.
Thanks again guys.
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Hi

I got one from Grizzly and it sucks so I used the parts on the router lathe..

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Shop Fox D4088 Lathe Attachment for Drill Press


I didn't see a lathe on your list of tools.


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Yes and great for making toy wheels,up to 4" diam....

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