How to make a wheel that works with only wood. (No metal parts)?

Im trying to make a moped with just wood only. What are the mechanics of making it spin?

6 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    Consult mobility scooters Kent.

  • don r
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Please don't drop out of school yet, and put down the dope pipe.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Back in medieval times carts and waggons were made with just wood. The axles and wheel hubs were wood on wood bearings with plenty of animal fats as lubricant. At the slow speeds it worked fine, though there were plenty of wagon smiths to do running repairs, like every 10 miles.

  • Ian K
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Have to have some sort of bearing...

    Going to be tough, any pure wood attempt will produce heat and heat will break down the wood very quickly.  

    You will need at least a leather bushing and some sort of grease/lard to keep it lubricated.  Even then, it will not last long, a couple miles at low speed will probably lead to its demise.

    As for powering the wheel with wood only, there is no realistic option.

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  • Henry
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    It doesn't work so well. That's why they started using metal and rubber!

  • 4 weeks ago

    Gears and crank. It’s a wooden bike.

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