Shropshire Council

Wheelwrighting

Event details

  • Price: £295
  • Topics: Wood and willow

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

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

You'll take home a beautiful small wheel that you've 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

Mike is a trained wheelwright with a fascination for the craft. He's been making wheels for seven years and enjoys relaying the techniques to other people.

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