Below are a few press tools. The parts on the top are the components of a tool to dish the large Penelope Pitlane etches which I will use on my SSKL. The centre part is the female former which is lightly recessed to locate the etch, the centre spigot being to help giude the male former (to left) and also to keep the etch true. To the right is the clamp ring, the main purpose of which is to clamp the outer ring of the etch in order to avoid distortion, though it is made to help guide the male former.
The tool at the bottom is a new double ended one which will be for the 15" etches. The tools take only a short time to actually make, but setting up takes a bit longer. Thus tools for the 18" and 19" etches must be made whilst the set-up is there.
Below is a standard 15" wheel which shows the layout well. It is actally for an early Austin Healey, though pretty well standard for all cars fitted with the type of wheel. inner spokes are at an approx. 5 degree angle, though outer spokes are more extreme at approx. 15 degrees. The only wheels I have seen with dished spokes are Slot Classic, I'm sure most are just flat.
As will be seen the spokes are all toward the outer face of the wheel, indeed they are actually outside the wheel well, a situation dictated by the need to have the wheel bearings pretty central.
I reckon I can get a king pin in as shown....