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Wheel Spokes - How To Make Wheel Spokes "Instructable"
« on: January 10, 2013, 05:34:13 AM »
Found this very helpful instructional on how to make wheel spokes with nylon thread at this afternoon: How to make wheel spokes by Andreas Maleika

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Re: Wheel Spokes - How To Make Wheel Spokes "Instructable"
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 06:01:54 AM »
Interesting ... Bandai used the same technique in some of their 1970's big-scale vintage-car kits.  It's important to get the tension of the thread just right ... too little or too tight & the hub slides, or gets pulled, off-centre .... I think a jig that held both the rim & the hub was included with those kits which made the job a little bit easier than Andreas' way.

Bandai used ordinary sewing thread for their spokes so I wonder if the thread stretched over time & you got hub-sag ??  May have had to varnish/paint the thread after it was assembled - shouldn't be a problem with nylon thread / fishing-line.