Wheelwrighting Volume II

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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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