Well at the very least it's the leading wheel in the pursuit of the Overlander. One last thing needed doing before the hub and rim got laced into a wheel and that was to clean up the brake drum surface. It did't look scored or scared from abuse but it was a bit rusty and just pretty ugly. So I put it on the lathe and using a dowel and 220 grit aluminum oxide paper slowly but surely cleaned it up. Of course since it was turning I had to take a few minutes to admire the holes spinning round. I will admit my wheel truing stand is a bit crude. However as long as you take time to square, level and proceed methodically even my crude set up can produce a good wheel.
The ugly and rusty brake drum surface.
Spinning and cool.
The laced and trued front wheel.