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Wheelwright

Bonniwell-Calvin Iron Co Wheelwright Tools

Bonniwell-Calvin Iron Co. Wheelwright Tools

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Bonniwell-Calvin Iron Co. 1910 Catalog Wheelwright Tools

The Lost Art of a Wheelwright

The Lost Art of a Wheelwright

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The process of building a wheel begins with shaping the tennons on the end of a spoke that inserts into the hub. They are fit into the hub as it sits on a wheel table and must be tight and true and at the correct angle. A flange is then put into place to hold them all secure. According to the desired diameter of the wheel, all the spokes are cut to the same length and those ends are pointed, again creating tennons, using a tool that resembles a big pencil sharpener.