Making Hubcaps

by John


I made 5 of these

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The 50mm diameter aluminium blank had a 12mm bolt inserted into a blind threaded hole.  The bolt was held in the lathe chuck.

The 2 short videos which follow show 1. the final rough cut 2. the finish cut.

The shape was drawn as a DXF file using CAD, the G code was generated using Ezilathe, and the lathe was controlled with Mach3.



Total CNC turning time was 16 minutes per hubcap, plus cutting the groove for the O-ring, then a quick polish with a cleaning pad.