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Wheel Building with basic power tools

Cutting out the wheel

Here is the wheel cut completely out:

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Take your time cutting the wheel out, because everything must be as square as possible. If you need to do any sanding, now is the time to do it, but don't paint or seal it yet. This is also the time to drill any holes, cut slots, etc. to lighten up the wheel. Just don't cut into the hub area, and leave at least an 1 1/4 inch rim around the outside undisturbed, because of the screws used to mount the tire to the wheel.