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    Thread: How do I make a table out of a wheel/tire?

    1. 04-08-2011 06:36 PM #1
      I was given a rather nice 18" wheel and tire this week. I have no hopes of finding a complete set and think this would be nice to turn into a little cocktail/coffee table. I know I can measure out for a piece of glass to be cut but am at a mental loss for how to actually make it a reasonable height and how to support it; say 2 feet?
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      04-08-2011 06:39 PM #2
      This is a joke, right?

      Get three more and make it into a pool table



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      04-08-2011 06:43 PM #3
      Find a nice aluminum brake drum to use as a base. Old Porsche drums are pretty nice. Metal pipe with threads at both ends with some washers and locknuts should do it.

      The height depends on where you use it.
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      04-08-2011 06:55 PM #5


      You could do what Lotus did at the auto show. Just get a rim the same size and a similar tire and stack them. As long as your not clumsy they should stay put. It would also be an easy assembly.

      (sory about the pic size)

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      04-08-2011 07:02 PM #7
      If the glass is thin you might want to get it tempered afterwards. But if its thick then youl be ok.
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      04-08-2011 07:02 PM #8
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      04-08-2011 07:18 PM #9
      Parking lot and high bay light fixtures are often fitted with round tempered lenses. It's often much cheaper to buy a production size tempered glass than it is to have one cut and tempered. I have many different sizes in stock. Find a local lighting maintenance company. If they're a pack-rat like me, they'll have something lying around.
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      04-09-2011 01:09 AM #10
      Get an two old axles and abrake rotor with the same stud pattern. Cut/weld the axles together with the studs facing out. Bolt onto the brake rotor for the base and the wheel for the top. Get some plexi and cut to fit onto the wheel for the top.

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      04-09-2011 01:15 AM #11
      You're definitely gonna need something soft between the glass and wheel. From the pics, I see those clear silicone pads should do the pics. You'll probably find them at the cabinet section of your local hardware store.

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