reinforcing a carriage wheel

I'm gonna buy a pair of carriage wheels with a metal axle, but i'm thinking that they might not be strong enough for what i'm doing
they need to hold around 600-800 pounds, with just one pair of wheels with a 48" diameter
how could i reinforce it to prevent it from breaking? the website doesnt say what weight they're rated for but i'm assuming that since it should hold up a carriage it should be enough to hold what i need
the wheels are basically the same design as in the picture, only they have steel rims instead of rubber ones

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  1. 1 month ago
    Prez/o/

    Assuming aesthetics are if no concern
    Plywood discs, glued and screwed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      plywood discs where? but aesthetics to matter a bit, i was thinking more of modifications involving strips of metal held in place by screws somewhere
      one thing i've seen is a thick steel wire wrapped around the rim

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >i was thinking more of modifications involving strips of metal held in place by screws somewhere

        Sounds like a good way to weaken them.
        Ask the supplier what the support factor is and if they aren't capable of what you want, find something else.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Like a hubcap. One per side.
        Glue and brad nails to hold until glue sets up. Triangles n sheet

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >steel rims instead of rubber ones

        >thick steel wire wrapped around the rim

        That thing around the outer diameter is not a fricking rim. It's the tire and you should be ashame.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          i know its a tire i just dont care for terminology, but the reason i'm using steel instead of rubber is because its gonna be used mostly over dirt and rocky terrain, rather than paved roads, and its also for a 1700s era thing which they didnt have rubber back then (although they would've used wood hubs)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lolwut anon, bespoke carriage wheels are a lot stronger than hardware store "select" plywood discs. Look up how they are made.

      • 1 month ago
        Prez/o/

        reinforce
        /rē″ĭn-fôrs′/

        transitive verb
        To give more force or effectiveness to; strengthen.
        "The news reinforced her hopes."
        To strengthen (a military force) with additional personnel or equipment.
        To strengthen by adding extra support or material.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You building a wheelchair for your mom? That's kind of you.
    Anyway, you should just invest in a set of car wheels instead. If it's not going at a high speed you can probably grab cheap used ones off cragslist.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      nah it has to be wood, or if its impossible for the budget then i can settle for steel, just not tires
      i think i have a better option available which is rated for up to 600 pounds, but i dont know if its being sold in pairs or not, which would affect whether i can afford it or not

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >nah it has to be wood, or if its impossible for the budget then i can settle for steel, just not tires
        Just use car wheels and stop b***hing.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          shut up moron not everything needs to be soulless shit
          why dont you go back to watching your wife get fricked

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anon if they are traditionally made and of good quality, that kind of wheel can handle 1000 lbs easily. So double that when paired.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Engels coach shop on YouTube. This is literally 1000's of years old tech.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fill the triangle areas with spray foam
    Then temper with Muratic acid

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are you still trying to build that damn canon? Give up dude. Also if they arent strong enough, use them to build a limber for the canon instead.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      as i said in that thread, i'll just buy the cannon if nothing works out, which is probably what will happen, i'm not entirely optimistic, but i wanna try casting a small scale swivel gun to atleast try and see how it'll go
      worst case scenario maybe i get a shitty casting that cant be fired but can be sold as a decorative piece or given to a museum, or even just melted back down

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        also theres no point to this thread anymore, as i've found theres a better option thats rated for 1200 pounds anyways, with a very small price different, it should be more than enough for the cannon
        if i make caissons which i probably wont, i'll just use cheap 200 pound capacity wheels, but more than likely i'll just haul around an ammo chest on the gun carriage itself, which the carriage design i'm going for has a space to put
        i've also sourced other things for the carriage like good hardwood and the metal fittings etc.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >worst case scenario maybe i get a shitty casting that cant be fired but can be sold as a decorative piece or given to a museum, or even just melted back down
        kek

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          ok i get it i'm not pessimistic enough moron, who cares

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you want to reinforce the trunnion, if the wheels are made properly they should be fine

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