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These were taken at my shop. My lathe is a 13" x 48" Sheldon. My mill, a Grizley 3616 is not yet on order at this time.

I grabbed the raw castings on the flanges, the tire tread had too much of a draft angle, and turned the tire tread and then drilled and bored the center holes.

Later, I used an expandable arbor in a collet to hold the wheel in center hole.

After makeing some of the flanges too narrow, I decided to make seperate steel tires and turn the wheel to a diameter 0.008" larger than the bore of the tires. The tire will be heated to heat shrink them on the wheels.

More on this when those pictures are presented. (a link here)

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