View Full Version : How long and what diameter should an axle be?
09-08-2009, 08:57 PM
I am building a wooden cart prototype. How long should the axle be and what diameter should I use? 1/4"? 3/4"? I found axles online that were 3/4" but then I saw old plans that had them at 2' at 1/4".
Thank you for any help.
09-09-2009, 06:53 AM
I would run a 1 inch axle. length is up to YOU.
figure in Hubs, wheel offset.. everything when you get your axle.
09-09-2009, 07:31 PM
is 1" a standard? Can it be smaller?
09-09-2009, 08:31 PM
I wouldn't go any smaller. 1" is good, any less has a chance of breaking. You might be lucky, you might not.
Also most hubs fit 1" axles (I think, I made all my hubs)
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