The Secrets of Wheelwrighting – ‘Tyres’ is a companion book to ‘Wooden Hub Wheels’ and ‘Timber Bending’. Publications written and researched by Mike Hendrikson.
This book is about how to successfully and properly tyre a wooden wheel with Steel or Rubber. Additionally, it demonstrates the old methods used in bygone years and more modern methods using machinery and different tools.
The art of applying tyres has been around for centuries. In The Secrets of Wheelwrighting – ‘Tyres’, it starts with the identification and explanation of the wheel components, and how they are assembled. The importance of ‘Dish’ in a wheel. Some tread preparation and the critical importance of Sizing of the wheel. It is essential to be accurate in measuring.
When you’re keen to learn and need to have a go yourself, study this book and follow it closely to achieve your best results. It’s one of the most comprehensive and accurate wheelwrighting books on tyring available.
Partnered with this book are the publications ‘Timber Bending‘ and ‘Wooden Hub Wheels‘ in the ‘Secrets Of Wheelwrighting’ collection. These companion books are definitely worth purchasing. ‘Tyres’ and ‘Timber Bending’ are going out of print and very few copies are available, so be sure not to miss out and buy the complete set now.
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