craft class

Make a traditional cart wheel

Make a traditional cart wheel

Duration:6 hours total
Includes:Drinks
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Wheelwrighting has been in my family since 1331. My father started this business in its current form in 1964. I am currently a Master wheelwright, my father is a master wheelwright also and we believe we are the only father and son masters in the world. I am the Royal Warrant Grantee in the position of wheelwright and also a Liveryman wheelwright with the city of london livery companies. Our newly…
Greg
Greg
Greg
Greg

What we’ll do

We will put together a 35 inch diameter wheel. Because of the amount of work required we will produce some parts to enable the wheel to be finished in time. Guests will:- Use spoke shaves to finish spokes, Drive the spokes into the wooden hub, True the wheel and tang the spokes using a machine, hand wound, from 1840, Fit the outer ring of felloes to the wheel Measure the outside of the wheel with…

What else you should know

All protective equipment, along with aprons will be provided. Because of the high value of the finished wheels, the wheel is not included in the costs.

What I’ll provide

Hot or cold

What to bring

Sturdy Footwear

Greg
craft class
£75 per person
£75 per person