Here is another one of my wacky projects....(series of 3 picture posts)
I want to build a functional wooden garden cart, something like a 2-wheeled wheelbarrow and I want it completely made from wood, without screws, nails and bolts. To be sure it can be done I started making a wheel over the weekend, kind of like the old wagon wheels, 24" diameter and 16 spokes. Lacking the iron hoop (and having a CNC router at hand), I made the rim segments interlock with dovetails and crooked the spokes to achieve a double dish spoke layout for better rigidity. I used simple 3/4" pine board from HD for cost reasons.
I think it came out quite nice. Now I need to make another one and build the cart box.
Cutting 2 of 16 rim segments (1-sided):
Custom vacuum pod to hold the segments:
Cutting 2 of 4 hub discs (2-sided):
Cutting 4 of 16 spokes (2-sided):
to be continued...