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Make realistic wheels from store-bought ones

Typical mass-produced wheels look okay on many toys, but if you want wheels that look more like the real thing, try this. First, drill out the center of a purchased wheel using a 78 " Forstner bit. Dye the resulting tire black. Then, cut a 12 " length of 78 " dowel and drill an axle hole in its center. Dye this wheel rim a contrasting color or leave it natural; then, glue it into the center of the black tire.  
—Matt Wellington, Temple, Texas

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