I am looking for the plans for the homemade spoke presser that can be built in the garage or the kitchen if the wife is tolerant.
Time has eaten on and loosened the spokes and it's time to rebuild them for safe driving.
I would appreciate a set of new plans, or being directed to an old thread.
Thanks in advance.
Here's John Regan's drawing.
I put this together in about 30 min. works great and it will do any size rim https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.612987218746484.1073741841.57198783284 6423&type=3
Like it Chuck. Eliminates the angle cuts.
Go on Youtube and watch how it's done.
Steve Jeff has alot of good stuff on there.
OOps..it's Steve Jelf Sorry bout that.
I've watched all his stuff on youtube about Model T's
Here's the link Fred mentioned. But be sure you read the note about mistakes in the video.
I didnt see any notes
When it came time to do mine I just sent the wheels to Noah Stutzman. $680 total for all four wheels, and I know they're done perfectly by a highly recommended professional. I may build a press and do a set of my own someday just to say I've done it, but for now I'm happy to farm it out to someone who knows more than me. Just my opinion though. Good luck with your spoke press, Joseph.
I have used John Regan's plan for the wheel press along with Steve Jelf's idea of using a cardboard tube to hold up the spoke tent. I have done three wheels so far with very satisfactory results and a real sense of satisfaction in having done the work myself.
I think the wood felloe wheels are done a little bit different. I made about 10 wood felloe wheels and with a lot of trial and error I came to putting 6 spokes in the felloe and inserting that in to the wheel, then placing the other half in to the center and pressing the second felloe in, I actually used a composition mallet. I saw an early clip in a wheel factory and that is how it was done. When driving the felloe in it didn't go in the first time, therefore the spokes had to be removed dusted on a belt sander and reinserted. Once it is started in to the rim it could be pressed the rest of the way. When finished they were in very tight.