Wheelwrighting Volume II

You may order from me at www.wildhorsebooks.com – you can pay with a US check, Money order, credit/debit card or PayPal. I can send a PayPal invoice if you choose. My phone is 406-846-3686 or email is books@wildhorsebooks.com

Volume II of Wheelwrighting: A Modern Introduction – $46.50 + $12 s/h to US addresses. Please ask for shipping cost to other countries.

clip_image002The second book is finally DONE!  It is now being printed – so this is a great time to place your order in time for Christmas sales. 

Our first book, Wheelwrighting: A Modern Introduction, (Second Edition) was a general reference for the wheelwright trade. This book has been written as a companion book and is packed with information not available elsewhere – everything the wheelwright needs to know that they did not learn in wheel building training/school. Assembling poles and shafts, fixing folding tops and building seats are just some of the topics covered.

The detailed outline is below.

Written in collaboration with knowledgeable wheelwrights from Canada and USA

Coil binding—it will lay flat when open on workbench

341 pages packed with information and filled with over 300 drawings and photos.clip_image004

Here is what you will find inside.

Wheelwrighting: A Modern Introduction, Volume II by Bruce Morrison, Joyce Morrison and Fred J. Finley

Table of Contents

I.   Installing brakes

1. Spring Wagon Brakes – Bill Twigg………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2

2. Installing Cable and Hydraulic Brakes – Everette Burkholder………………………………………………………………..9

II.   Building hardtops and folding tops                                                                                                                         

3. Building a Platform Top – Bill Twigg……………………………………………………………………………………………… 24

4. Covering Folding Tops – Everette Burkholder…………………………………………………………………………………. 30

5. Top Rebuilding Jig – Bill Doyle……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 46

III.   Building poles and shafts

6. Assembling a Pole – Bruce Morrison, Everette Burkholder and Dwayne Danley…………………………………….50

7. Assembling a Set of Shafts – Dwayne Danley and Bruce Morrison……………………………………………………… 65

8. Chart of Shaft Sizes based on Horse Size………………………………………………………………………………………. 89

9. Chart of Shafts and Poles – Rod Chiodini………………………………………………………………………………………. 91

IV.   Building buggy and wagon seats                                                                                                                             

10. Basic Buggy and/or Wagon Seat Construction – Fred Finley………………………………………………………………. 98

V.   Wheel building: Methods

11. Sarven Wheels by Fisher – Dwayne Danley and Bruce Morrison………………………………………………………. 124

12. Manufacturing Wooden Hubs – Brian Reynolds……………………………………………………………………………. 142

13. Boring the Hubs and Setting the Boxings – Bill Twigg……………………………………………………………………… 154

14. Building Large Hubs – Brian Reynolds………………………………………………………………………………………….. 166

VI.   Wheel building: Machines

15. Spoke tenoning machines

a) Spoke tenoning machine – Vertical – Bill Twigg……………………………………………………………………… 180

b) Building a Tenoning Machine – Horizontal – Brian Reynolds……………………………………………………… 181

c) Spoke Master – Dwayne Danley…………………………………………………………………………………………. 185

d) Spoke Tenoning Machine – Horizontal – Joe Havinga……………………………………………………………… 189

16. Tire Rollers

a) Tire Roller – Bill Twigg……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 194

b) Tire Roller – Mike Hartigan………………………………………………………………………………………………… 197

c) Tire Roller – Steve Waddell………………………………………………………………………………………………… 201

d) Simple Tire Bender – Stan Teitge………………………………………………………………………………………… 203

17. Rubber tire Applying Machines

a) Rubber Tire Applying Machine – “Canadian” – Harry Harrison…………………………………………………… 205

b) Upright Remington Rubber Tire Applying Machine ………………………………………………………………… 209

c) Rubber Tire Machine – Steve Waddell………………………………………………………………………………….. 212

d) Putting on Rubber Tires – Bruce Morrison…………………………………………………………………………….. 215

18. Joint Closer Machines

a) Joint Closer (Rubber Tire Closing Machine) – Harry Harrison…………………………………………………….. 235

b) Shop Built Joint Closer – Stan Teitge…………………………………………………………………………………….. 239

19. Hub Boring Machine – Steve Waddell…………………………………………………………………………………………. 249

20. Spoke Lathe – Wilf Coe……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 250

VII.   Carts and Buckboards

21. Building a Buckboard – Bruce Morrison and Stan Teitge…………………………………………………………………. 256

22. The Red River Cart – Fred Finley………………………………………………………………………………………………… 278

VIII.   Wood

23. Woods for Carriage and Buggy Building – Everette Burkholder…………………………………………………………. 302

24. Wood in different climates – Bill Twigg……………………………………………………………………………………….. 312

Epilog………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 315

Appendices

A. Training in the Craft of Wheelwrighting and Carriage Building………………………………………………………….. 318

B. Resources for Buggy Builders……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 329

C. Business Directory………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 334

D. Contributors to this book…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 339

References…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 341

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Kits

Model Trailways

I opened two of the kits and was amazed at the parts provided which includes a sheet of  brass parts, metal hubs, copper like chain, brass nails, four tiny drill bits, rods, canvas and laser-cut basswood, complete with parts list, scale drawings on five large format paper and instructions! These are the best kits I have ever seen!
I have just been authorized to offer a sale price on some of the kits below but I do not know for how long this will last – please confirm the price with me before you order. Price is subject to change.
buckboard-kit Buckboard Kit features laser-cut basswood sheets and basswood strips. Expertly cast Britannia metal parts include sprigs, axles, front & rear foot steps, luggage rail, seat rail, apron hand rail, cross and axle braces, couplings, fifth wheel, mounting brackets, whip holder and many other details. A sheet of photo-etched brass parts provides additional life-like detail. Detailed plan drawings and 32-page illustrated instruction manual assure trouble-free assembly. 1:12 scale
Length 9 3/4″ – Width  5 1/4″ – Height of carriage 5 1/4″
Difficulty level: intermediate.
MS6004 $279.99 + s/h   New!  Introductory sale price $175
doctors-buggy Doctor’s Buggy Kit by Model Trailways. Designed  for historical accuracy and easy assembly. Fine basswood and cherry parts are laser cut to eliminate tedious sanding and shaping. Perfectly machined aluminum hubs, wooden spokes and rims replicate the wheels. Photo-etched brass and cleanly cast Britannia metal parts add life-like detail. Three sheets of plans and illustrated instructions explain every stage of construction. 1:12 scale. Length 8″, width 5 1/2″, and 8″ tall.
MS6003 $119.99 + s/h
concord-stagecoach-kit Concord Stagecoach Kit by Model Trailways
Laser cut basswood & plywood parts. Over a dozen 24” basswood strips, Wooden dowels, Photo-etched brass detail sheet, Over 100 brass bars, rods, nails & detail parts, Cast Britannia metal door hinges & axles, Cotton line & fabric, Decal sets for Wells Fargo & Butterfield Overland companies. 1:12 scale. Length 13 3/4″, Width 8 3/4″#MS6001  $229.99 + s/h  
Conestoga-kit Conestoga Kit by Model Trailways  1750-1850 era
This kit is the most historically accurate Conestoga wagon ever produced. Highly detailed realistic material include laser-cut basswood body and wheel parts, metal hubs and axels, miniature nails, canvas cover and scale rope and chain. A sheet of photo-etched brass parts replicates the hardware and decorations of a full size vehicle. The finished model is complete with working brakes and suspension. Five sheets of plans plus clearly written illustrated instructions make building easy.  1: 12 scale, Length 19″, Height 9″, Width 6″.#MS6001  $229.99 + s/h  
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New Horse Drawn Vehicle book

 

Carriage-monthly
Carriage Monthly 40th Anniversary Historical Number, The Carriage Museum of America has reprinted the 40th Anniversary of the Carriage Monthly, first published in 1904, paying tribute to the history of the carriage industry. It is filled with advertisements from that time era, biographies of the significant manufacturers and history of the magazine. This is hardcover, and a little larger than 10″ x 13″ with black and white images throughout the 500 pages.
$79.95 + $12 s/h

order with paypal or call with card number or mail a check

Wild Horse Books

255 N Boulder Rd

Deer Lodge, MT  59722

406-846-3686

books@wildhorsebooks.com

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New Driving Books & DVDs

 

Some new books I just added to the web site: www.wildhorsebooks.com

start-team

Starting A Team Dave Feltenberger  14 chapters with black and white photos on how to teach horses to lead, back, harness, ground drive and drive a team or single horse. 6″ x 9″ soft cover, 94 pages.
$14.95

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train-safe

Training for Safety Margaret Beeman & Ona Kiser Training steps to help you achieve the best results as you teach your horse to become a safe driving partner. Color photos and lots of safety tips. 6″ x 9″ soft cover 72 pages.
$19.95

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9509TWENcvr.indd

The Twenty Mule Team of Death Valley, Images of America. Ted Faye, an historian for US Borax tells the story of the 20 Mule teams well know for hauling Borax across Death Valley from 1883 to 1888. The book is filled with wonderful photos of the mules, the wagons, the towns, the drivers and the stories they told. Bibliography included.
128 pages, soft cover.
$21.99

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DVDs

I also need to add this great DVD on the Waverly Draft Horse Sale in Iowa. They have an auction in the Spring and Fall where we buy many of our own horses and horses for other people. They sell draft horses, cross breeds, light driving horses, ponies, mules and sometimes miniature horses.

Waverly

Waverly Midwest Horse Sale DVD a Video-Mike Production. If you have never been to this incredible draft horse sale you can see 75 minutes of it on this DVD. If you have been to Waverly you might like to see famous and infamous characters who put on the sale or who have gone to it for many years. A very nice tribute to the best driving horse sale in the country.
$20 DVD – NEW

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World-Percheron2010

World Percheron Congress 2010 a Video-Mike Production. An hour and 26 minutes showing 850 head of spectacular Percherons- the largest draft horse show ever. 33 – six horse hitches, line classes, hitch classes, feed team races, sulky plow matches an so much more at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. If this doesn’t give you goose-pimples then you don’t love horses! Here is a short on youtube.
$20 DVD – New

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s/h on most of these books and DVDs will be $7 for Priority. Other countries outside of the USA may be more. Email for costs. books@wildhorsebooks.com

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Borrowed Time- Volume 1

 

Borrowed-time

Volume 1  Borrowed Time – A Tribute to The Wheels That Built The American West, a coffee table book to cover the farm, freight, ranch, coach, business and military vehicles/brands that played such a strong role in the development of the U.S. frontier.

Author, David Sneed, is an avid collector, historian and writer with a profound interest in the vehicles that opened the American west. He has one of the largest private archives of rare, original western vehicle literature and related ephemera. This is the first one of what I hope are many volumes. I’ll copy the information he provided about this book below.

While the first volume in this series focuses on an introduction to the heavy vehicle industry as well as a detailed look at the Birdsell and Rhoads brands, it also includes information on a number of other legendary makers including Studebaker, Peter Schuttler, Newton, Weber, Winona, Kentucky, Stoughton and more. From an original, twelve point guide outlining elements that help shape antique vehicle values to patent overviews, ranch wagon details, recent discoveries and other exclusive features, this 150 page book represents an amazing opportunity to own one of the rarest and most diverse compilations of primary source, wooden wagon studies in print.
Combined with successive limited edition works profiling a literal “who’s-who” list of vehicle makers, the Borrowed Time series of western vehicle books are geared to provide some of the most pertinent information on the subject to date; ultimately linking many of today’s most extraordinary surviving vehicles with period records and archive images not found in other contemporary sources.

Inside each book, the age-stained page designs blend with the rich, timeless texture of a linen hardcover binding, custom end sheets and laminated dust jacket; each reinforcing the unique quality and character of these increasingly rare wooden pieces of history. Page after page of hard-to-find details and scarce photos line the various sections within the books. In fact, with each composition so specifically chronicled, they may be some of the most distinctive additions to any western vehicle library.

Approx. 10” x 8 1/4” Hardcover with dust jacket 150 pages. $135 + $12 s/h

Upcoming Limited Edition volumes to include even more details on Peter Schuttler, Studebaker, Moline, Fish Bros., Newton, Charter Oak, Abbot- Downing, M.P. Henderson, Springfield, Weber, Winona, Mandt, Owensboro, Kentucky, Old Hickory, Tennessee, Jackson, Murphy, Weber & Damme, Luedinghaus, Espenshied, Linstroth and so much more!

To order you may send a US check or money order to

Wild Horse Books & Art

255 Boulder Rd

Deer Lodge, MT  59722

Or call with a credit card 406-846-3686 –after June 12th. I will be in Alaska with my husband giving a few driving clinics. We with be gone from May 29 – June 12th. Wail until I am back to call in an order. You can also use PayPal to send the payment to my email address books@wildhorsebooks.com I will mail you a copy when I get home. Foreign orders will require more postage. Email me for the costs.

Kayo Fraser

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Model Kits

We now sell a few new kits – this Doctor’s Buggy has just been released a few months ago.

Doctor’s Buggy Kit by Model Trailways.  NEW!
Designed  for historical accuracy and easy assembly. Fine basswood and cherry parts are laser cut to eliminate tedious sanding and shaping. Perfectly machined aluminum hubs, wooden spokes and rims replicate the wheels. Photo-etched brass and cleanly cast Britannia metal parts add life-like detail. Three sheets of plans and illustrated instructions explain every stage of construction. 1:12 scale. Length 8″, width 5 1/2″, and 8″ tall.
MS6003 $119.99 + s/h – sale price is $75 for December only.

If you didn’t already see these – we also have the Stagecoach kit

Concord Stagecoach Kit
Laser cut basswood & plywood parts. Over a dozen 24” basswood strips, Wooden dowels, Photo-etched brass detail sheet, Over 100 brass bars, rods, nails & detail parts, Cast Britannia metal door hinges & axles, Cotton line & fabric, Decal sets for Wells Fargo & Butterfield Overland companies. 1:12 scale. Length 13 3/4″, Width 8 3/4″

#MS6001  $229.99 + s/h

and the Conestoga Wagon Kit

Conestoga Kit   1750-1850 era
This kit is the most historically accurate Conestoga wagon ever produced. Highly detailed realistic material include laser-cut basswood body and wheel parts, metal hubs and axles, miniature nails, canvas cover and scale rope and chain. A sheet of photo-etched brass parts replicates the hardware and decorations of a full size vehicle. The finished model is complete with working brakes and suspension. Five sheets of plans plus clearly written illustrated instructions make building easy.  1: 12 scale, Length 19″, Height 9″, Width 6″.

#MS6001  $229.99 + s/h

To order call Wild Horse Books at 406-846-3686

or email books@wildhorsebooks.com

I don’t have it set up to order on line at this time but I do accept PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

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Abbot-Downing: Coach and Wagon Makers to the World

The New Hampshire Historical Society has reprinted the Abbott-Downing book and added new information as well. As they state:

This newly released and richly illustrated book presents an overview history of the Abbot-Downing Company and examines the art and science of coach decoration through the work of John Burgum, on of the company’s chief ornamental painters. Also includes a list of surviving Concord coaches that have been identified to date. Contributors to the book are Harry N. Scheiber, professor of history and law at the University of California, Merri Ferrell, past curator of the carriage collection at the Long Island Museum of America, Christopher Augerson, former conservator of paint and gilding at the Chateau of Versailles Coach Museum and William Copeley, librarian at the New Hampshire Historical Society. Edited by Donna-Belle Garvin. Soft cover.

I will have these in stock by July 18, 2011 – price is $10.95
plus $3 book rate $6 priority to US addresses.

http://www.wildhorsebooks.com

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