Master Wheelwright and Coachbuilder Phill Gregson

Posts by Phill Gregson

Traditional Wooden Bone Shaker, Hobby...

British and French style Boneshaker, Hobby Horse and Velocipede wheels. I have always enjoyed the challenge of making and repairing old Velocipede, Hobby Horse 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 […]

Roundhouse build

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

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.

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 […]