Quote Originally Posted by darnthedog View Post
In the Delta-Runner plans and maybe in others- Brad shows a similar method of making axles. However he did not leave the wheel assembled and he pulled the end caps off the center tube. It looks like you just took it one step further. Nice job. Those spokes look a little rough. So I hope none of the welding welded them. You may want to change out broken ones possibly in the future.
The welder I use is a gasless mig and the fumes that come off when I weld have turned the spokes that color, most of it will rub off. Also if I'm honest the wheels themselves are old wheels but sound. I was a bit concerned that welding the hub would result in me destroying them by say melting the spoke holes. Surprisingly though it was really easy to weld and did no damage.