How can I reuse or recycle skateboard wheels?

skateboard-wheelsA few weeks ago (I missed it somehow), Courtney posted on the Suggestions page:

I have been given a shed full of random stuff to make crafts out of. Most of it I’ve managed to use but I can’t find any use for these skateboard wheels. What can I make with skateboard wheels?

If they’re still in pretty clean (whether bashed up or not), I imagine they could be made into a very cool coat rack – or even doorknobs – ideal for a skater’s bedroom. (They might need to be glued into position if the spinning around causing slippage problems.)

If they’re still on an axle and/or easily attachable to a board, they could be used to make a trolley for moving heavy plant pots around the garden.

Any other suggestions?

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14 Responses to “How can I reuse or recycle skateboard wheels?”

  1. Nicole says:

    With a little paint, maybe weights for a table cloth?

  2. Kelsey says:

    With some watertight caulk and a solid bottom (possibly an old mousepad or soda can) you can make a spiffy vase. It may only hold a flower at a time, but what a conversation piece!

  3. Could they be carved into to use a a printing roller if you could rig up a handle? Not sure what they are made of – may be to hard. Or perhaps you could glue shapes on cut out of funky foam instead of carving into the wheel.

  4. Jesse says:

    You could attach a bottom and use them as interesting candle holders

  5. Joel says:

    You can use them to make a makeshift dolly for making movies.

    Seen here:

  6. Lisa says:

    scroll down to see the clock and coat rack. :)

  7. Keith says:

    I used the wheels of my son’s (Now 33) skate board to form the runners on a scissor jack that I produced for lifting and lowering hot model steam locomotives.

  8. kate says:

    They are great for as a replacement part in gliders (rockers). Find a local handiman or furniture builder, used are welcomed as they aren’t seen and usually work much better than the original parts

  9. Shorty says:

    Those clocks and coat racks are HOT! Better tell my die-hard skate-loving cousin about those. =3 I would use them as paperweights or just keep them on shelves as sort of medals as to how hardcore said skater is.

  10. Derek says:

    I use them to make winders for my kite lines. One on the centre shaft, one on the winding handle.

    I also use them as a centre bearing for a rotating windsock.

    Erm . . . if you still have them, and don’t need them . . .



  11. joann says:

    okaii i have alot of old bike parts and tires what can i do with me old bike parts? because i dont just want to throw them out and most6 of them are 2 rusty to just pass them on to a friend.

  12. Sue Rowbotham says:

    My son could use the wheels on the ‘dolly’ that he wants to make for moving a camera around while he is filming.

    He needs 16 wheels altogether. Could anyone advise the best place to get hold of more (free) skateboard wheels?

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  13. waddellski says:

    you could give them to a skateboarder.

  14. alex says:

    i would love to buy them as i have useless ones and want to get better at skateing

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