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Wheelwrighting - a three day course

Tyring a wheel at Acton Scott

About the Course

Wheel-wrighting three day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

During this three day course, participants will be guided through the many processes required to make a traditional wheel. You will lathe turn an elm log into a hub before mortising it, cut, shape and fit the oak spokes, cut the tangs, and fit the four felloes. On the final day you will tyre your wheel in a dramatic and unforgettable experience.

You will take home a beautiful small wheel that you have crafted yourself, either to fit to a traditional wheelbarrow (construction plans will be provided) or to treasure as a memento.
You will need some previous woodworking experience. Please wear old clothes, sturdy boots and leather gloves.

Tutor: Mike Davies
Mike is a trained wheelwright with a fascination for the craft. He has been making wheels for seven years and enjoys relating the techniques to other people.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.

Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.

Please contact us via the form or phone number above to book your place.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials all included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

You will need some previous woodworking experience. Please wear old clothes, sturdy boots and leather gloves.


Sarah Green at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton
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Having everything prepared and ready to work on. Attention to detail and expert help readily given. The patience of the tutor.

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Used several tools I haven't used before and learnt a lot about the techniques involved in a pleasant atmosphere with a likeminded group. Very enjoyable.

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