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GeoffinIN
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« on: June 03, 2021, 04:20:46 PM »

In the good old days when people built with balsa and brain-destroying glue and dope, the kits that were for sale usually had wooden wheels in them.  The center holes were piano wire-sized, yet they turned them somehow, with no sign of a holding fixture on them.  Does anyone know how they were turned?

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2021, 05:38:16 PM »

Most likely they were turned on a lathe and then cut to length and the back side
sanded lightly to round the edge over. There's more ways to do it but this is what
popped into my head at the moment.

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2021, 05:43:37 PM »

The ones I've seen were made with a special shaped cutter on a drill press. Similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCloc9ki0cI

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