I want wooden spoke wheels for a cart I'm building but I also want to use rubber bicycle tires and tubes so the wheels would roll softly. I'm trying to come up with a way to make some wooden wheel rims so that I can mount a 12 inch bicycle type tire and tube on it. The rims need to be about 8 3/4 inch rims. One method that has come to mind is to take a piece of 2x10 and mount it on the lathe and turn it to same shape as a metal bicycle rim then cut away the inside of the rim and make and fit wooden spokes and a hub in the center. Does anyone know how a 2x10 chunk of wood will respond when turned down like that. Would it warp?