Assignment: Roll Your Own

You will be making wheels.  Use any technique and material you like.

You will be making wheels.   Plural.  More than one.  You should be probably creating 5 wheels, 4 on the ground and a spare tire.  But I am open to suggestions.

Think about shape, how they will attach to something (axel, hub, motor shaft, etc.), friction, weight, balance.  The wheels do not have to be attached to anything yet.

Take into consideration repeatability, cost (time and money), and the eventual use of the wheels.

There are many ways to make wheels and round objects in our shop:

Making Wooden Wheels with a Drill Press

Router with Circle Jig

Metal Lathe – DO NOT use the metal lathe if you have no experience.  Please come to me for instruction.