Shropshire Council


Event details

  • Price: £295
  • Topics: Wood and willow

During this three-day course, participants 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, cut, shape and fit the oak spokes, cut the tangs, and fit the four felloes.  On the final day you will tyre your wheel in a dramatic and unforgettable experience.

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.

You will need some previous woodworking experience. Please wear old clothes, sturdy boots and leather gloves.

Tutor: Mike Davies

Mike is a trained wheelwright with a fascination for the craft. He has been making wheels for several years and enjoys relating the techniques to other people.

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