Hi. I am a newly retired locomotive engineer for a large freight railroad. I restore British sports cars and fly RC airplanes. Thought this site might be of some help.
Hi Mike - welcome to HomemadeTools.net
You'll fit in well here with those interests. What tools would you like to build? Click the "Reply to Thread" button below to let me know, and I'll post some relevant links for you.
A wire wheel balancer, very interesting. This link might help a little: Homemade Tools Search: wheel balancer - HomemadeTools.net . I'm also going to move this discussion into our Tools in Progress subforum so that you can get some ideas for that build.
Most of the wheel balancers listed are motorcycle type which don't suit your wheels directly. However, all you need do is to make tapered sleeve to suit your wheels and fit that to a parallel shaft. I have made something like that in the past and I'll try to remember to dig it out and take some pix. to post here.
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