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Making tyre treads the lazy way - The post-it method
« Reply #1 on: Thu 12/10/20 03:18 PM »


Reading the post and replies on the impressive -once more!- White 920 build  by Neil Craig I recalled an old SBS I posted on FB a couple of years ago on the topic of making simple treads on road wheels.

Here we go with some basic in detail wheels

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We can see that basic tyre tread detail is raised while it should be engraved.

The challenge here is to have five grooves as tyre tread and a  must have is to have them paralell and evenly spaced too.

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There you go the required tools for this task. A sharp and thin p.e. saw seems obvious. But, trust me, the critical key tool is the post-it block.

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You may not notice it yet, but this is the basic principle. Combining the saw and the post-it block will give us a pararell cut to the workbench flat surface.

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Just stacking more or less post-it notes we can determine the exact height for any of those tyre tread channels.

It´s easy and rather precise!

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Notice you that placing the saw forward / backwards into the post-it block...

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...we can control how much depth our channel is going to be with some good precission.

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Once we have decided the saw potition and height for the first groove we are good to go.

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Posted: 12:38 PM - Dec 10, 2020
So simple!

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Once we are done with the first groove, just add as much post-it notes you may need to raise the saw to the next cutting position.

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Here we go again... place the p.e. saw...

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Ready for the second groove...

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Rinse and repeat!

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And this is the final product.

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