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I've been trying to figure out a good way to sand or neatly trim the axle end flush to the wheel after glue the wheel on. Flat/slab wheels are easy to do but store bought wheels are difficult to sand without marring the wheel. 

Anyone have any ideas about how to do this?


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Hi Bob  i use a dowel the same size as the center with sand paper stuck on the end with double sided tape, and put it in a drill. For larger one i make a round disc then drill a smaller hole  in center for a dowel that fit in drill.  

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I like George's idea.

I was thinking use a Dremel, but that could be messy.

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George,

That is the best idea I've seen. I'm definitely going to give it a try.

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Rod Y,

I considered a Dremel but I didn't have any thing handy to try it with. I've had one for years and use it fo lots of things.

I glued up a few wheels today and decided that for some things (trucks) leaving the axle a bit long and rounding the ends looks pretty good.

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Hello,
 You might try one of these.  You can get different grits of belt and these work well on small, hard to get at areas.  Good Luck!
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Hi,  I use a Dremel.  Works really well.

You can never have too many clamps!
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Hi,  I use a Dremel.  Works really well.

You can never have too many clamps!


What sort of tip/bit do you use?

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I only use dowels also. Axle pegs are a pain to get a perfect 4 holes if difficult. I have trienndrilling the smaller peg hole completely thru the body.
Back to your question - I trim the excess dowel end protruding with the band saw. Cuts it smooth.
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I only use dowels also. Axle pegs are a pain to get a perfect 4 holes if difficult. I have trienndrilling the smaller peg hole completely thru the body. Back to your question - I trim the excess dowel end protruding with the band saw. Cuts it smooth.


Hum, I don't have any problem using pegs. Perhaps because I just drill the hole all the way through.

My band saw stays set up for resawing the gullet in the blade is larger than any axle I use.



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Have you thought of trying a flat Carving Burr? You can get them with varying grits and they fit in a Dremel if you don't have a hand piece.


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Hey Bob

I tried a Dremel. 
I made the axles a bit long so that they would protrude a bit and then used a little drum sander in the dremel and sanded them off flush. Gets rid of any excess glue as well. 

I did this on the little 3/4" and 1" diameter wheels on some recent playpals. 

Quick and easy to do.

The sanding drums are a bit rough though, they feel like about 100 grit. Am trying to find some that are about 180 or 200 grit.

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I figured out a way to work around this issue.

I put the axle and wheels on the dowel inserted into the the car body and carefully mark the dowel so its about 1/16 inch to long using a marking knife. I cut it with a fine tooth saw about 20 teeth per inch. I round both ends slightly by rubbing the end of the dowel in a circular motion on a sanding block. I them paint the ends being sure to go over the edge a little to make sure non of the wood shows.

Once the pain is dry a glue on the first wheel adjusting it so it lines up perfectly with the end of the axle. I let this cure enough so it doesn't move. This doesn't take long.

Next I insert the axle in the body of the toy and glue the wheel on the other side align the wheel to the axle wipe off any excess glue. If I have done my job correctly it will look great.

Use a glue that cures clear like Aleene's Original Tacky Glue or Elmer's white glue. I think this looks better than flush sanding. Looks sort of like a baby moon hub cap.

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That looks pretty cool.

Extra character with the painted hub caps.

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Thanks BadBob for the smart how-to for finishing wood toy axle ends-very useful.
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