Making a new Mold

The mold pictured above was created before I got my Sherline mill and lathe. Since I was going to make some more tires, I decided to make a new mold. I started using some purple UHMW that I picked up at Lee Valley. I cut the very rough circle out by hand using a scroll saw.

I knew the mold was going to be too big to put in the Sherline chuck, so I mounted it to the faceplate. Smaller...

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