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 Post subject: Re: Galloper carriage
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:06 pm 
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Wheels finally showed up.
They are magnificent!
51" tall and 135 lbs each.

My lovely assistant will start the paint process.
It is pretty involved.

Paint the wood red/brown. Two coats
Paint the ironwork flat black. Two coats.

Go back and touch up the red/ brown where black paint got on it.

Go back and paint the black where touch up red/brown got on it.

Repeat.
Repeat.

It's not finished until the paint Nazi says it is. :shock:

I am still waiting on the barrel. Could be another two months.
I need it to finish the carriage.
Zulu

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 Post subject: Re: Galloper carriage
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:57 pm 
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Hey Zulu,

Those wheels are impressive. I imagine that they take about as much work to make as the rest of the galloper altogether.
Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Cheers,
Tom

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 Post subject: Re: Galloper carriage
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:40 am 
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tms wrote:
Hey Zulu,

Those wheels are impressive. I imagine that they take about as much work to make as the rest of the galloper altogether.
Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Cheers,
Tom



Tom,
Those wheels cost $1,100 each. Custom made to my specifications. I got them from a wheel maker where I get all my wheels.
I have no idea how someone could make those for only $1,100.

The wheels are "dished". There are opposing three degree angles on each end of the spokes to achieve this. The wheel "tire" is 1/2" X 3" flat bar.

These wheels have 12 spokes versus the 14 spoke wheels I use on my Civil War carriages.
The time frame of the Galloper carriage I am making is early 19th century when 12 spoke wheels were the norm.

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