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
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
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!
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.