I decided as they break up soon to get in and get it done as quick as possible. I have some special projects to take care of and finish others off that have been lurking to long now.
Right the sample showing the broken rim where the band runs. I'll deal with this later repairing it.
The process is not as easy as it seems as everything must fit, line up and be balanced, these ladies are fussy about there wheels.
Cut the shafts to length plus 10mm for the tenon. I drill one size up of shaft diam so they do not jam drilling from both ends helps true up the hole.
Cut the ends to rough size, then I use a Forstner bit to create a Mortise of 5mm (yeh ok I work in both Metric and Imperial) drill a hole to shaft size these were 1/4". Once the holes are drilled I glue the shafts/dowel allow to dry then trim and true up and glue the other end.