Been practicing making wooded spokes. Finally have jigs made to produce every spoke the same. I practice with oak and made 5 wheels. I can lay the wheel flat and stand on it and the spokes due not move. I installed 2 wheels on the axle and they run true. I am ready to start making them out of hickory. The mills here in southern Minnesota buy logs from the southeastern states. They due not know the species of the hickory.It looks very nice straight grain and dried to 6 percent moisture. Does any one have leads on shagbark or shellbark hickory as this is what I would like to use. Thanks
Nice! I have made enough for two wheels. Decided it would be faster to get a second job. Still need to do the other two.
I bought shagbark hickory from a cabinet shop in St. Paul. Don't recall the name, but it is on hwy 61 just north of hwy 36.
My farm here in nc has a lot of shag bark hickory
We call it scaley bark . There are about three kinds here shag bark and another that has a big
Hickory nut we use the wood from both as Lumber third is a pig nut hickory has small nuts that just sort of dry up it is not as good for lumber. Do y'all have hickory up north?. Philip
I have a friend with a sawmill and a dry kiln
I may be willing to trade wood for some spokes.
It would be best if I sawed them into blanks and shipped them in boxes.philip