Practical Carriage Building

Compiled by M.T. Richardson, Vol.1. 1891

Sawing Felloe Joints

The felloes on the wheel Fig 151

Perhaps my method of using clamps, in sawing up felloe joints may be sufficiently interesting to warrant its publication. In Fig. 151 the two felloes are shown as they appear on a wheel that is to have new felloes, and the clamps are also shown. By screwing down tight with the thumb nuts, the felloes are held in place so they can be sawed without danger of crimping the saw. By having a straight piece to which the clamp is screwed fast, you can always get a straight wheel without any trouble. In Fig. 152 the clamps are shown on a piece straight on the face and the circle of the wheel. Any blacksmith can make these two clamps. I am a black¨smith, but have been compelled to do wood work, not hav¨ing any wagon maker near.óBy G. W. P.

The clamps on the piece Fig 152

Straightening Felloes

Fig. 153 represents a tool that I have found very useful for straightening bent felloes. I get wagon felloes which are bent too much at the end, and which if put on the wheel in that shape will make a low joint. Heavy rims should be put on with a high joint, and the tire will then draw the joint in true. To make the tool, get the staple A half an inch by two inches and bolt it to the floor, as shown in the engraving. The piece B is five-eighths inch, with ends bent to catch the pin in the lever (J. This lever should be five or six feet long. With this device one man can straighten any rim.óBy J. L.P.

Tool used by J.L.P. for straightening bent felloes