Wheelwrighting: A Modern Introduction, vol. 1
This general reference book is accessible to beginners while at the same time challenging to intermediate level wheelwrights. Lots of information—the chapters guide the reader through the steps in building spiders—the first step in wheel building—for Sarven hubs, bolted hubs, wagon hubs and carriage hubs. Subsequent chapters follow the progressive steps in wheel construction, from pointing and tenoning spokes to installing felloes and setting tires. There is a chapter on boring and boxing hubs to complete the wheel building sequence. A large number of appendices provide additional information on where to find wheelwright training, reference information for wheelwrights, measured drawings for building wheelwrighting tools, as well as technical sections on such topics as dish. Carriage wheels, carriage hubs, wagon wheels, general Wheelwrighting and Wheelwright training – this book has it covered.
Here are some of the topics:
- Building and repairing a Sarven Wheel
- Building Common Hubs
- Putting on Felloes (Rims) and Setting Tires
- Putting on Rubber Tires
- Building Canon Wheels
- Explanation of 'dish'
- Diagrams on how to build tools
- Drying Wood
- Resources for Wheelwrights, including where to get training
Written by Bruce & Joyce Morrison
Soft Cover, 380 pages, 147 drawings & 230 photos