A person who makes and repairs wooden wheels.
In reality a Wheelwright is far more than that, especially in modern times as it now now necessary to cover the skills of many associated crafts and trades that either no longer exist or where practitioners are few and far between.
In this modern day we can’t simply pop in to the Blacksmiths shop next door for their metalwork as they would have done 50 years or so ago. So it is now necessary to have a relatively big workshop and an in depth knowledge of Blacksmithing, welding, fabricating and light engineering.
We pride ourselves on the generations of skills and our abilities to tackle projects that most other Wheelwright’s can’t handle.
To find out more about our family history go to: Family wheelwright
We don’t just rest on our laurels, we must continually research new ideas, new techniques and suitable sources for materials, both traditional and replacement timbers.
To find out more visit: Worldwide wheelwright Study
It is a passion of Phill’s and his family to keep the skills we foster alive, the intention is to open a working museum that can promote the skills, traditions and most importantly the technology behind a wooden wheel.
In addition to the working museum we intend to run beginner courses in various traditional crafts, intended to be an entry point to careers for people interested in traditional crafts.