Small Wagon or Cart Wheels with Axle Assembly

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$264.55 - $372.95
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10", 12", 14", 16", 18" and 20" diameter wheels with choice of 3/4" rubber or steel tire. Included is 1 pair of wheels, 1 - 1/2" axle and 1 - pair of axle brackets.
**Rubber tire options are available in limited quantities**

This set of two wood wheels with 1/2" axle with brass acorn nut and axle brackets are great for building a hobby wagon or cart. This kit also works very well for a child's Studebaker wagon, cowboy action shooting gun cart, garden cart, serving cart, mini cannon and other small wheeled project. These small functional steam bent wagon wheels are built of hardwoods, with mortised hubs, 2 1/2" diameter x 4" length. Authentic design wheels have decorative staggered spoke design and come with either 3/4" steel tire (shown above left) or rubber tire (shown above right). Wheels are available in multiple sizes: 10", 12", 14" and 16" diameters with 10 spokes and 18" and 20" diameters with 12 spokes. 

Wheels are sold with raw (unfinished) wood and steel and axle and brackets are unpainted steel. 

Handcrafted by wheelwright in the USA.

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  • Wheel: 10", 12", 14" and 16" diameters with 10 spokes and 18" and 20" diameters with 12 spokes. Hub: 2 1/2" diameter x 4" length with 1/2" diameter opening with steel boxing. Choice of 3/4" wide steel or rubber tire.
  • Axle: ½” diameter. Axle for approx 16" Cart Body Width measures 25 1/2" Overall or 24" Length bare axle (not including nuts). Unpainted steel. Brass acorn nuts are included with the axle.
  • Axle Brackets-Pair: Base plate: 5" x 1"; lock collar fits 1/2" diameter axle. Unpainted steel
  • Opening in the hub is 1/2" steel sleeve.
  • Recommended maximum weight capacity of 200 lbs. per pair.


  • Question: What type of axle assembly does this have?
    • Answer: The wheel rotates directly on the axle spindle and already has a metal insert sized appropriately for use with the 1/2" axle included with the kit. The wheel/axle assembly will need regular oiling/greasing to work properly.
  • Question: My axle is rotating. What should I do?
    • Answer: The axle should be fixed tightly so that the wheel will rotate on the axle spindle. It will need lubrication so that the wheel turns freely on the axle.

      To resolve this, remount the axle to the cart tightly, then remove the wheels from the spindle and do the following:

      1. If you have a metal hub you can lubricate the spindle and washers with motor oil or grease. If the wood hub wheel rides directly on the spindle you use beeswax/candle wax/paste wax, or even Vaseline.
      2. Replace the wheel on the spindle without the retaining nut, assure that the wheel spins freely.
      3. Adjust the fit of the nut to the point of just starting to add friction to the rotation of the wheel. Do not completely tighted against the wheel, the wheel must spin freely on the spindle.
      4. The axle must not turn in the clamp.
      5. Reapply lubricant as needed on a regular schedule
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