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?
- don rLv 73 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 KLv 74 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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- HenryLv 44 weeks ago
It doesn't work so well. That's why they started using metal and rubber!
- Bone AloneLv 74 weeks ago
Gears and crank. It’s a wooden bike.