I think you made the right call. If someone GAVE me all the pieces precut and said, "I'll pay you $40 for each assembled wheel" I can't say I would take them up on it.
Thank you, they will not be supporting the hearse, your correct they wouldn’t hold. RegardsThey're like my daughter's last BF. Good-looking, but not much else.
They're not bored out for an axle and the construction on the ones I've seen is one step above chewing gum + wishful thinking. Great for setting a scene (e.g. Boot Hill cemetery, saloon, propped up against a building in a ghost town, etc.) but not for what they're intended (supporting a wagon). Free advice: travel light.
Thank you for your suggestions, I will do that.I bought some on eBay for our buggy and they actually held the first year just fine. The second year I put the thing on some uneven ground, angled downhill and it leaned and broke the center hub of one wheel still useable. definitely a great idea to support it instead of using the wheels to carry the weight.
Oh, yeah, wheels are a real bear. Even if they don't have to function, they havecto be extremely symmetrical to look right. Home-made is not worth the hassle!I think you made the right call. If someone GAVE me all the pieces precut and said, "I'll pay you $40 for each assembled wheel" I can't say I would take them up on it.