I can use a hole cutter, hopefully to cut through hardwood. But
regular wood might work. There will be no hurry to make the cuts.
Accuracy is important.
The outer diameter of the wooden wheels will be about 1 inch. The
center hole will be 1/4" to 5/16".
Hopefully I can make both cuts while the wood is gripped firmly in
place, simultaneously or one at a time.
Shopping is no problem, but if you all can give me a
recommendation please. Or other suggestions.
Maybe I should have said "circle cutter".
Maybe a "circle cutter attachment" is what I'm looking for.
But I need to make the inner hole accurate with the outer wheel cut.
I guess this isn't rocket science, but I want a decent one.
I use a hole saw with a protruding drill bit center, in a drill press.
To avoid tearout, cut half way through (making sure the drill bit
drills all the way through) then flip over and with the drill hole as
a guide cut from that side.
In the past, I have made wheels by cutting them out using a circle
cutter or hole saw. Next you insert a carriage bolt in the center hole
and a washer/nut on the other side. Chuck the bolt into your drill
press and apply a rasp or sand paper to make the desired shape. Note
that the carriage bolt will leave a mark on the wheel but will keep it
from spinning on the bolt. Use as large a washer as practicable to
minimize marking the "good" side. For those of use who are somewhat
lathe challenged, this works fairly well.
Some drill bit with a perpendicular (preferably thin) base.
Glue a piece of wood to the base.
Rotate the thing and cut a 1 inch hole into it for holding the dowel.
Spade bits won't center very well, though, for cutting the 1 inch
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