I'm testing the polyurethane glue's ability to make strong butt-joints right now...we'll see how it turns out in a few hours. 5-minute epoxy was too brittle and just snapped at the joint when I tried to bend it. The whole point of this is to see if I can cut the / off of one end of my tire strips and make a /\ on one end and a |\/| on the other (thanks for the tip, josh!). The V joint should get rid of the sliding problem when gluing on the tires. If it doesn't work, I'll have wasted $160 worth of polyurethane sheet, and instead of buying another sheet of it, I'll probably invest in casting materials and cast the right shape tires. Too bad my design doesn't allow me to retrofit mountainboard tires to the wheels.
Speaking of mountainboard wheels, here's a tease frame of what is to come:
|"Hmm...looks like a normal mountainboard wheel." Can you spot the difference?|