CRAGAR Mag Wheel

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CRAGAR Mag Wheel

Postby ohiococonut » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:22 pm

There have been several post regarding toy cars lately and I thought "wouldn't it be cool to have the old style Cragar mag wheels from the 70's?"
So I sat down and after many hours of fiddling around with Aspire I came up with something I thought was befitting. Oh, the good ole days :D

Unlike many of you I run my cnc as one of my hobbies. I just like working with wood whether it be making pens, carvings, whatever. It's relaxing since I have no time line, although I have to answer to my wife.........sometimes :wink: I have to make her things too to stay in her good graces.

These will fit the toy cars that Dale so graciously posted. The back is recessed for the spokes and the tire is contoured to match the front. The axle hole was sized for the axles I made on my lathe since I didn't want the large heads that usually comes with them. It's not evident in the picture but they are similar to the pegs you buy at a hobby store. I just didn't have any so I made them.

I finish cut these with a Beckwith 1/16" BN and then re-cut the spokes and lug-nuts with a 1/32" BN for more detail. The lug-nuts are less then .080" in size. The CRAGAR emblem in the center hub of the axle was engraved with a bit I made from a dull 1/4" bit. I sharpened it round then ground it down to form an engraving bit with about .001" tip. I just drilled a hole in a piece of pine to hold the axles upright while I engraved them.

They are only 3/4" x 2" and time consuming to make with my machine but the results are well worth my time. I think they're just cool as all get out! :mrgreen:
I'm in the process of cutting the back wheels 1" thick so it'll look like 60's on the back and 70's on the front.

If anyone's interested in the file I'll see if I can post it.
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CRAGAR Mag Wheel
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Re: CRAGAR Mag Wheel

Postby zeeway » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:34 pm

Now that is very cool. Good job...and yep, I would like the file.

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Re: CRAGAR Mag Wheel

Postby spyderxxx » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:52 pm

Please post the file

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Re: CRAGAR Mag Wheel

Postby ChrisInEstes » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:04 pm

Those are awesome! Any chance of getting an STL or OBJ or 3DS of that?

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Re: CRAGAR Mag Wheel

Postby jimwill2 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:07 pm

Very nice work! Your toy cars will be in great demand. I would love the file... thanks!
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Re: CRAGAR Mag Wheel

Postby cessna152 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:55 pm

I would love to have the file, thanks

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Re: CRAGAR Mag Wheel

Postby ohiococonut » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:30 am

Ok, I'm back from my shop, just got done carving out more wheels.

I've cleaned up the file and deleted the clutter but left all of the elements so you can manipulate it any way you want.

Sorry I don't know how to save it in any other format. I've only been using Aspire for about a year.

Here's a screen shot of the file.
Cragar Three Quarter Mag.jpg
CRAGAR Wheel


Need a little help attaching the file. I zipped it but it's right at 2MB and the limit is 2MB. It won't upload. Suggestions anyone?
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Re: CRAGAR Mag Wheel

Postby ohiococonut » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:22 am

I think I got it. I resized the image to 1". When you unzip it and open the file use the cursor and select the entire image then resize it back up to 2".
It worked for me.

If you do carve them out, show us your wheels! :D

Mag Wheel 5 Spoke Cragar Trial.zip
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Re: CRAGAR Mag Wheel

Postby mikeacg » Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:23 am

Beautiful! I can't wait to try this out!

Thanks for sharing!

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Re: CRAGAR Mag Wheel

Postby WoodEraser » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:42 pm

Awesome project !
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: CRAGAR Mag Wheel

Postby AlbertaClipper » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:41 pm

Very nice. Now all you need to make it really complete is to carve "B F Goodrich RADIAL T/A " on the tires. :D
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Re: CRAGAR Mag Wheel

Postby ohiococonut » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:16 pm

AlbertaClipper wrote:Very nice. Now all you need to make it really complete is to carve "B F Goodrich RADIAL T/A " on the tires. :D


That should be easy enough to do and I actually thought of doing that but didn't want to seem partial to any one brand :wink:

What I plan on doing next is designing a suitable car. Gotta love Aspire!
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Re: CRAGAR Mag Wheel

Postby zeeway » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:44 pm

Thank you, sir.

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Re: CRAGAR Mag Wheel

Postby customquint » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:35 pm

Very cool
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Re: CRAGAR Mag Wheel

Postby galerdude » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:02 am

Very Nice!
Thanks a bunch for sharing the file!
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