Tag Archives: wheelwright

Repairing Wooden Wheels

I frequently get asked to repair wooden carriage wheels, and they are always a voyage of adventure as you never know what your going to find, which also makes it the hardest to price, which is another problem as everyone wants … Continue reading

Posted in bake, blacksmith, craft, Diy, heritage craft, heritagecraft, history, horse, Uncategorized, wheelright, wheelwright, wood, work | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The First Cuckoo

Its often said that one of the first signs of spring is hearing a cuckoo, which I suppose depends upon where you live, whereas in our world the first sign of spring is the first day  we light the bread … Continue reading

Posted in bake, baking, books, Cooking, craft, Diy, Garden, heritage craft, history, hobby, home, leisure, publishing, Uncategorized, wheelwright, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An ingredient too far. We try it.

 A couple of weeks ago a colleague of my daughters mentioned that she had been served at a hotel Smoked Butter, and how she had enjoyed it. When I first heard about it I was sceptical and I could see … Continue reading

Posted in bake, baking, Cooking, craft, Diy, food, Garden, heritage craft, heritagecraft, home, leisure, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I want to be an apprentice

Occasionally life smiles upon you, and this week was one of those occasions. I was lucky to go with a party of fellow wheelwrights to an after hours private view around the Royal Mews, escorted by their coachmen. For the want … Continue reading

Posted in carriage, craft, heritage craft, Leather work, leisure, Palace, Queen, Royal, wheelright | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A man gets on a bike

A picture of a man holding a bicycle wheel is never going to be that exciting to look at. Until you look carefully As a wheelwright I am used to making and repairing wooden wheels, for carriages, early vintage cars, cannons, … Continue reading

Posted in craft, Diy, heritage craft, sport, Uncategorized, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Wooden Bicycle Wheel

Its time for a new project, Christmas is long gone, the weather is getting marginally warmer, or at least warm enough to allow glue to cure properly and I have some time to play in between real work. So its time to … Continue reading

Posted in craft, Diy, sport, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Horse Drawn fire engine

I like to think I have a good life, I get to play with some good toys, and make some interesting things. Today however was definitely a red letter day. It was a wheelwrights day out and a few of us went see and … Continue reading

Posted in heritage craft | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment