“What a brilliant bit of kit! It works just like it should.”
J. O’C. – Galway, Ireland
This full size English Wheel is designed with the utmost simplicity of construction in mind. It is of very sturdy design, being built from large section 6mm wall tube, ensuring high rigidity.
The throat is a generous 800mm [31 ½”] deep and the height of the throat is 1078.5mm [42 ½”], so it can easily accommodate large and awkward shapes.
The Wheel is infinitely adjustable by means of a 65mm square quill and stout Ø1″ screw.
The anvils and wheel run on ball bearings for smooth, trouble free operation and the wheel can be quickly removed by simply rotating the axle a ¼ turn.
Given its capacity, the whole machine is quite compact, making it ideal for the home workshop and factory alike. With the addition of heavy-duty castors, the machine can be easily manoeuvred. The working height (with Ø100mm [4.00″] castors fitted) is 1152mm [45 ⅜”].
Detailed drawings of the anvils and wheel are provided in the Manual so you can make your own. Alternatively, you can purchase the anvils and wheel pre-finished (with or without bearings installed). They are available individually or in sets.
A lathe (or access to one) would be necessary if it’s decided to make your own anvils and wheel.
The only other tools required are a scriber or craft knife, a tape measure, a compass (or dividers), a setsquare, a centre punch, a hacksaw, a cut-off saw (or bandsaw), a pedestal drill (or hand drill), Ø8.5mm, Ø10.5mm, Ø12.7mm [½”], Ø19.05mm [¾”] drill bits, a Ø28.6mm [1 ⅛”] hole saw, a M10 x 1.5 tap, a welder, and an angle grinder and file for finishing.
More than just a collection of CAD drawings, this comprehensive PDF Manual consists of the following:
|Suits||A sturdy English Wheel that can easily accommodate large and awkward shapes.|
|Build||DIY from plans|
|Manual||The PDF manual contains detailed information, instruction, images and fully dimensioned CAD drawings|
|Capacity||The throat is 800mm [31 ½"] deep and 1078.5mm [42 ½"] in height|
|Anvils and Wheel||Detailed drawings of the anvils and wheel are included, alternatively, these can be purchased commercially, pre-finished, individually or in sets.|