Making a wooden cartwheel

Nowadays, there are many options for how to decorate your summer cottage. One of these options is a wooden wheel from the cart. This element can make a highlight and make landscape design special. Also this element is great for the style of "country". Now we will consider step by step the manufacturing instructions for this element from the tree. Although the work requires certain skills and the presence of a special tool, yet if these two factors exist, you can save your money. You only have to spend money on the material.
Making a wooden wheel
So, to complete this element, we need: • Jigsaw; • Electric plane or surface gage; • • Grinder; • Milling cutter; • Screwdriver; • Slabs; • Chisel and mallet; • PVA glue, varnish, stain; • Self-tapping screws; • • Drills for the self-tapping screws that you will use, as well as the 30 mm drill bit; • Ruler, angle, pencil,compass, brush; • Wood (board 50 mm thick and 25 mm wide). The first stage of work is the manufacture of patterns. It is necessary to draw in advance a drawing of those dimensions of the wheel that you plan to make. The diameter shown in the figure is 700 mm. Then four patterns are made, along which the semicircles are cut out of wood. These semicircles are cut with an electric jigsaw.
 Making a wooden wheel
 Making a wooden wheel
 Making a wooden wheel
 Making a wooden wheel
Making a wooden wheel
Making wooden wheel
When the four semicircles are ready, they need to be glued together.For this it will be better to use PVA glue. These four parts can be temporarily sealed with a metal profile or a beacon. While the glue dries, at this time you can do the rest of the wheel spare parts.
 Making a wooden wheel
Making a wooden wheel
Making a wooden wheel
 Making a wooden wheel
Two circular circles with a diameter of 20 - 25 mm are drawn with a circular on a wooden board 30 mm thick and a bar 50 - 60 mm thick. You can also prepare the blanks for spokes. The length of the workpieces depends on the size of your wheel. In total, 8 blanks are needed.
 Making a wooden wheel
When the wheel is stuck together and the glue has stiffened, it is necessary to make 8 slots from the inside of the wheel, into which they will later be inserted knitting needles.This operation is performed with a mallet and chisel. To make it easier to gouge a spike, you can use a feather drill or a milling cutter with a special nozzle to select nests. The size of the nests should correspond to the size of the spokes. And it will be better if the spokes do not freely go into the nests, but on the contrary they will have to be hammered with a mallet.
 Making a wooden wheel
 Making a wooden wheel
Manufacturing wooden wheel
Next, carefully promazyvat nest with white glue, and put in their wooden spokes. When the needles are fixed, adjust the wheel to the drawing in order to determine the exact middle and glue two circles on both sides. To further fasten the inner circle with the needles, you can use screws. Since there will be gaps between the spokes, they must be filled with wooden wedges that can be made with a chisel or jigsaw. Making a wooden wheel
 Making a wooden wheel
 Making a wooden wheel
To decorate the wheel and give it a little open-work type, you can use a mill with shaped nozzle. For example, you can pay attention to the illustration, where the inner circle is processed figured cutter. Alternatively, the same can be done with all the needles. At the end, a through hole is made in the middle of the wheel with a screwdriver and a 30 mm drill.
 Making a wooden wheel
Next, a grinder removes all irregularities from the surface of the wood . Some places will be difficult to grind, so you will also have to use regular sandpaper manually. For example, between the spokes.To facilitate this process, it is possible to use the electric planer, surface gage and grinder in advance before the parts are fastened, since it is not very convenient to grind the product already assembled. You can also take into account that this is a garden decoration, and that the wheel will be on the street. Therefore, there is no need to thoroughly sand the surface and make the product perfectly smooth. After grinding the wheel, it must be opened with a stain. The color of the stain can be chosen at your discretion and taste. Some do not use stain, because they like the color of natural wood, so they just open the lacquer. However, the stain serves not only as a paint. It also performs a protective function for wood. After you have opened the wheel with stain, it is necessary to treat the products with varnish to give shine. This must be done in any case, regardless of whether you use the stain or not.
 Making a wooden wheel
Making a wooden wheel
You can be sure that this element can perfectly decorate your personal plot. This highlight will be able to bring comfort and tranquility into the landscape design of any territory. Especially beautiful wooden wheel will be combined next to clay pots of flowers, leaning on the stone wall. This decoration is perfectly combined with natural materials.

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