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    So I had a set of Coned strikers.
    I did not think much of it. Then I put some flywheels on the same board and it seemed to really boost the speed. I don’t know if it was just the difference between flywheels and strikers or if the conning was responsible. So I decided to find a way to resurface wheels.

    I built an arbor for my metal lathe so I can mount wheels. Machining Thane is very tricky I dug a good size groove in one of the strikers before I got the hang of it. It seems that you need to keep the rpms very high and take very light passes or the thane will grab on the cutting tool.



    I am happy with the end result. I wound up taking about 5mm off the wheels to get them flat again, Once I have time to do a time trial of the new wheels I will post the results.


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    Default Re: worn out wheels

    Sweet, wanna do some wheels for me??

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    Wow.

    I`d really like to know how this lil expiriment goes.

    I kind of like coned wheels on my steeps carvers. Seems to make them grip better I think.
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    i find my slightly coned 78a strikers slide better than my 84a perfect strikers
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    Sweet, refurbishing wheels...you could sell some of those.

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    how would one go about lathing the edges of a set of gumballs to give them a round edge. im thinking somethin like what you built, but maybe put it in a cordless drill and put the wheel against some sandpaper/something else thats rough/etc.etc.
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    Default Re: worn out wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by theothervagabond
    how would one go about lathing the edges of a set of gumballs to give them a round edge?
    Very, very carefully. Ask K-Rimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theothervagabond
    how would one go about lathing the edges of a set of gumballs to give them a round edge. im thinking somethin like what you built, but maybe put it in a cordless drill and put the wheel against some sandpaper/something else thats rough/etc.etc.

    I would use a rounded tool. I know sand paper works but I have not tried it my self. keep in mind that this stuff is very tough and grippy. Thats what makes it so hard to machine. I had to take very light passes of .010" or less to keep the finish good. You should try it and let us know how it works.

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    you should make some rain wheels or slalom wheels, about how small were the passes you made?
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    Ya I have thought of rain wheels. The deepest passes I made were around 1/2mm any more then that and it seemed that it would mess up the surface and grab. I am going to play around with other cutting tool shapes to see if a steeper edge on the tool would cut better.

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    Default Re: worn out wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by theothervagabond
    how would one go about lathing the edges of a set of gumballs to give them a round edge. im thinking somethin like what you built, but maybe put it in a cordless drill and put the wheel against some sandpaper/something else thats rough/etc.etc.
    Just put them on a short deck and your turniest trucks and steepest hills.

    Give it a couple of hours and they`ll have nice round edges, mine have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfinsmiley
    Just put them on a short deck and your turniest trucks and steepest hills.

    Give it a couple of hours and they`ll have nice round edges, mine have.
    mine just seem to chunk instead of rounding out...
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