Master Wheelwright Phill Gregson

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Wooden bone shaker and velocipede whe...

1860's French velocipede with its new wheels.

I have always enjoyed the challenge of making and repairing old velocipede and bone shaker wheels. The accuracy required in the production of these wheels ensures I must be at the top of my game. Not only do I enjoy the challenge but I love the look of the finished article! A stunning piece of […]

Roundhouse build

Completed shingle roof on the roundhouse looking towards the nature area. cob and cordwood walls made by the school children using the off cuts from the frame.

Often enough we have interesting requests to take on strange or bespoke projects, one of which was this roundhouse. Built in the grounds of a school in Toxteth, Liverpool as an additional teaching area with the help of volunteers and school children.  

Wooden automobile wheels

Wooden car wheel with pneumatic tyre

Some of the most interesting and technical wheels we work on are wooden car wheels. The bulk of the car wheels we come across are mass-produced and often quite intricate in their design. One of the biggest challenges of course is putting right a centuries worth of damage or poor craftsmanship, often having to dig […]

50′ wheeled fire escape.

Wheeled escape completed

One of my favourite projects over recent years has been the complete restoration of a Liverpool built 50′ wheeled fire escape. The escape arrived at the workshop in a very sorry state, the wheels had collapsed and one was missing its axle box, the ladder was rotten and collapsing in places and all the metal […]

USA TOUR: Worldwide Wheelwright

Worldwide wheelwright

Please follow the link to my Worldwide Wheelwright pages and blogs. During my years as a Wheelwright I have endeavoured to learn as much about my trade as possible, improving my knowledge of skills and processes that could quite easily be lost or forgotten as time goes by. I intend to make my knowledge and […]