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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:05 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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Love this! I did a green woodworking course with No1 son recently and really enjoyed it.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:11 pm 
Old School Hero

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Blanks for the shafts. Have finished a couple of support outriggers, of which one can be seen.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:11 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Is it a Ye Olde Zaskarrr?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:26 pm 
Old School Hero

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Trying to maximise size of shaft out of a given blank. Scaled this up to a template and have marked out the outline. Marked up blanks waiting to go through bandsaw - hopefully next week.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:43 pm 
Old School Hero

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Example of shafts. We are removing the hardware from these shafts (which are too small for a shire horse). One shire horse is located within the shafts, and a further three will lead in line.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:40 pm 
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You're probably already familiar with a book called "The Wheelwright's Shop" by George Sturt? Worth a look if not. It's all about this stuff..


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:16 pm 
Old School Hero

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Not familiar with that book, but saw a copy on ebay so have bought it and look forward to reading it.

In our rebuild, we used the remains of the original wheels as a guide and pretty much made it up as we went along - reinventing the wheel as the saying goes. The wheels were undoubtedly the most trying part of the rebuild. All four are now finished - the second two being so much easier than the first two, having gained experience and put the cursing and swearing behind us.

Photos of log wagons indicate that the designs were very varied. Again we used the remains of the old wagon, and a bit of intuition as a guide for how we think this particular wagon looked. Most of the iron work has survived, and this usefully constrains the look of much of the rebuild.

We had hoped to have finished it by now, but current restrictions limit what we can do. Plan to finish by next summer now, rebuilding on a very adhoc basis.

Another task is to see if we can get any shire horse owners on board this project.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:34 pm 
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Be warned though that that book is more of a literary requiem to a vanishing world of work, rather than an A-Z wain-building manual.


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