Shropshire Council

Event : Wheelwrighting

Event details

  • Price: £295
  • Topics: Wood and willow

Please note, this is a 3 day course.

During this three day course for just four participants with some woodworking experience, you will be guided through the many processes required to make a traditional wheel.

You will lathe turn an elm log into a hub before mortising it on the mortising machine. Then the oak spokes are cut out, shaped and fitted, the tangs cut, and the four felloes fitted.

You will then fit the ironwork, including hub loops and spindles, before finally shrinking on the hot tyre.

You will take home a beautiful small wheel that you have crafted yourself, either to fit to a traditional wheelbarrow (construction plans will be provided) or to treasure as a memento of your experience!

Course tutor:  Mike Davies

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