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Wheel Making and Rural Crafts with Robin Hill

Date: 7th Sep 2019
Start Time: 11:00 am
End Time: 3:00 pm

Robin Hill will be on site showing and explaining how a wooden cart wheel is made and then heating the metal tire over an open wood fire to about 900 degrees centigrade before lifting it out of the fire and fitting onto the wheel. The wheel will be laid onto a horizontal metal tiring platform and the hot tire placed over it and tapped into position. Once on place the tire is cooled rapidly with gallons of cold water to stop it burning the wheel. As it cools it shrinks and pulls the wheel tight. The process will start at about midday.
 
This is a very visual event and one which is not an everyday event.?

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