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Building New Wheels for a pair of Borax "20 Mule Team" Wagons


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Default Building New Wheels for a pair of Borax "20 Mule Team" Wagons

How the Big Wheels are made !

Building 8 new HUGE Wooden Wheels for a pair of Borax "20 Mule Team" Wagons.

I never would have imagined 1 inch thick by 8 inch wide tires being used on these. That's a 600 pound steel tire wrapped around a 480 pound wooden wheel for a total weight of 1080 lbs per wheel on each of the 4 rear wheels for the two wagons.



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And the New Wagons getting the wheels and other hardware mounted on them.



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An incredible amount of craftsmanship and countless hours of labor. Thanks for posting the vids.
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I wonder if there were any "short cuts" used when they were originally produced. Beautiful work.
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I love watching your work very interesting. I make foundry patterns if you ever need something let me know. Chris Anderson oldironshops@gmail.com
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