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Thelt

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What is the easiest method to make the treads in the wheels, as in truck wheels?
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An easy way to make treads is to use a nut and bolt to attach the wheel to a drill press or hand drill that is clamped to a bench.

A handmade tread tool can be made like the one shown in the photo below by supergluing sharpened pieces of 16 gauge steel sheet between layers of wood. It is then used as a lathe tool against the spinning wheel in the drill press. A medium drill press speed is best. Sanding will clean up any rough spots.

A standard lathe tool will also work.

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Great idea John I'll have to make one, brilliant.
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Please take photos and/or videos and post them for us on the forum. Something new is learned from every project that is worth sharing.
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