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Schuttler Wagon Wheel Emergency Repairs | Wheelwright

Schuttler Wagon Wheel Emergency Repairs | Wheelwright


It was just a short trip to town and not far to go. Just had a few repairs before we’re headed to Cheyenne Frontier Days Well… so much for schedules. This is an original Peter Schuttler wagon and this wheel took the brunt of the wreck. So, we’re gonna take time and fix this wheel so we can get on the road and head to Cheyenne. We’ve got a cook-off waiting for us! Now, besides just trying to get the tenon to fit correctly, you notice how straight sided the indentations of the spoke shoulders are in the hub? Well, my new spokes have a little different shape than these old original ones that came out of this hub. So I need to modify these shoulders just a bit I’m gonna take little time to shape them so that when they’re in, mixed in with the old originals, they don’t stand out like a sore thumb. Well, once I’ve got the head of the spoke kinda shaped where it matches the old ones I realized that the body, the main body of the spoke was larger than the old spoke. So I need to add a little taper to these, taper these down to where when they shoulder up to the felloes that they’ll actually be the correct width when they intersect the felloes. And as you’ve been following along in other videos when Ihav mentioned that the challenge is to meet each individual manufacturer style this is one of those cases when we want to match the Peter Schuttler style. Well the tire, right here, is where it took the real impact that actually broke the wheel. Even though I was able to roll the big part of this dent out, there was just a little part that I had to take out on the anvil. Well as we spent the day fixing the wheel, Rich had some friends and family down in Cody that was actually fixing the rest of the wagon. So when he heads home from here, he really has a lot of work to do and a lot of miles still to travel. Rich also does some custom chuck wagon, Dutch oven cooking so I’m going to add a link to his site on Facebook in the description below. So once again, Thanks for Watching!

100 comments on “Schuttler Wagon Wheel Emergency Repairs | Wheelwright

  1. In this day of electronics gadgets and computers, there is something very satisfying about watching a craftsman create something out of wood with his hands and basic power tools.

  2. Beautiful work, it's an honour to watch a master at work. Love your videos, no crappy modern music blaring away in the background.

  3. Dang nabit man shut the hell up, I've a cook off to be gettin to and your slowing me down with your constant wittering. Here, here's your dang wheel, And don't be breakin it again any time soon………………Is what I would have said. But you being the person you are just sucked it up and got the job done.

  4. It just dawned on me that those are some seriously expensive chunks of lumber you cut the outer rim from.

  5. When you watch a video like this, then turn on some news show with a bunch of socialists screaming about free everything, you understand who the real Americans are.

  6. To be such a rare skill type and still be willing and able to perform this level of service for a customer is top shelf. If I'm ever that way (North Idaho here) I'll be seeing if I can stop and shake your hand.

  7. I used my grandpa's spoke shave brace and bit to make a new rong for an old rocking chair that sits on my front porch, did I mention that he use to repair wagon wheels back in the day.

  8. I've always pictured a Wheelwright have some super specialized tool for extracting a well seated spoke from a hub and you've just shown all you need is a hammer and a big'ol meathook and a deathgrip I would have never guessed.

  9. Funny how the YouTube algorithms work. My first introduction to Mr Engels was the Borax wagon as well… I think it was from being a Cowboy Kent Rollins subscriber. I love watching the old tech masters at work.

  10. Me encanta su taller y sus herramientas. Ojalá que tenga ya pensado hacer discípulos y transfiera el conocimiento para otros; no deje de mostrar al mundo lo que hace. Gracias por su trabajo.

  11. In an odd way, I feel kinda jealous of Rich Herman. He got to spend a day or so in Dave Engels' company, and get his wheel repaired right in front of him! Dave you're a right remarkable fellow, and I'm sure I speak for many others here, when I say I can only wish to spend some time in your shop with you, and have my own touch with greatness!

  12. That was an incredible amount of work to do, as a favor, and as an emergency job. You have patience beyond most. Well done man, you are an artist.

  13. You need a sign in the shop that politely says, “If you’re going to stand in my shop while I work, and you want this done right, DON’T TALK so much”…

  14. I truly enjoy watching your videos. You style, similar to that of Mr. Chickadee's channel, to to teach by showing rather than telling. You are truly a master of your craft. I've learned quite a lot from your videos, and I hope you will continue to make videos for your channel.

  15. Mr Herman is an extremely lucky man to be able to have you and your skills and talents to rebuild his wheel. My hat is off to you.

  16. You are a real hero! I am a 20 years old boy from the Netherlands and watch you for a wild now, and still love it

  17. I do love watching a master at work. Your craftsmanship and attention to detail is just wonderful to watch. Thank you for sharing…Vic

  18. Well Mr. Dave, what would do without that good belt sander. I think that you would have to start selling part of your ball peen hammer collection to pay the rent because your shop would have to shut down.???

  19. MR Engels, I would just like to say with all the, sorry but crap that is on youtube and people that pretend to be craftsman/carpenters you are the real McCoy. YOU ARE A TRUE CRAFTSMAN… and very humble about your skills.
    I have a couple of hubs I would like you to have. It would break my heart to see them in a scrap pile. Thanks

  20. I was in town there last week for a family reunion. You might have seen the sign. The deli pizza was pretty good. Hope the chili was good in Cheyenne.

  21. Mr. Engels… You My Dear Are Awesome… !!!!!! A Man Who Always Has The Right Tool For The Job…. !!!!!! XOXOXOX 😉

  22. Shouldn't the spokes be treated with ex linseed oil before installation? This would keep the spokes 'oiled' inside the hub structure and prevent drying out.

  23. Dont you have to tread the new wood before installing the wheel? – How amazing that he could get a wheel repair on the same day in 2019.

  24. So Engels was on the way for this customer? He must be headed to the same hoedown. How many coach shops of this general quality are around anymore? Can’t be many. Love these vids. I love watching other people work.

  25. Too bad you can only "like " Youtube videos once! Am I right? I'm always re-watching Dave's craftsmanship while waiting for his next post. Thank you so much for sharing your sweet sweet skills with the rest of the world , Dave! 8}

  26. A lot of people are commenting about his talking all the time, and not tying the wagon down. Well everyone makes mistakes and you can bet it will not happen again to him. His job is cooking at cook offs and everyone wants to stand around and talk and talk. You could see the talk didn't break Dave's concentration, he knows what he doing and listening doesn't bother a true craftsman. He is so modest it seems like it embarrasses him to hear these things being said. I found Dave in the wheel turning for the water wagon build then back to the wagon build. I have watched him in 8-10 others videos and each time it shows and proves to me just the type of craftsman he is. His low music and the way he sets the camera make his videos better than most. Did anyone notice the Yeti, the best way to keep your drink cold while waiting for tire repair on the
    trail. Thanks for listening, Stay safe

  27. 5:22, I hope you realise that in the 21st century that kind of thing is considered sexist and in poor taste, personally, I love it.

  28. Every time I watch one of your video I am jealous that I don't have your knowledge or craftsmanship. I have to wonder how you got educated on your profession. Was your dad a wheelwright? Or did you work as an apprentice to a craftsman? I feel it would be safe to presume you didn't study it in college. Hopefully you are training a young fellow or two in the craft. If you can find one with enough ambition to learn.

  29. I have watched many a tire being put on wheels, what is the purpose of hitting the tire as you are cooling it? Is it to “set” the tire properly on the wheel?

  30. Excellent Service with a first class repair. If that was a typical modern factory that has to abide by over the top health and safety rules, ( In case a person might not have the sense to keep clear of moving machinery etc) that customer would have had to wait in a waiting room complete with high viz jacket and safety glasses.

  31. Many years ago, we were on vacation with a recently broken-in car. My dad decided to"open it up" on a clear stretch of highway. Suddenly the most godawful noise came from the engine! We had a seized rod. The dealership in this strange town was closed for the weekend in the afternoon and they had to order a whole new engine! On Monday when the parts came in my father talked to our original dealershjip and between the two he managed to convince the dealership doing the repair that he could and should be able to help. We were back on the road the next day with a brand new engine, rods and all! That was in 1956!

  32. Great job! I'm curious to know whether you have any offspring that are going to follow behind you and keep this going?

  33. Fun to watch, we all have had tire problems sometime wrecking the wheel. Lot more to it if it’s a wooden wheel and steel tire. Great job and fun to watch.

  34. One day service. Almost unbelieveable in this age. That is unless it's Engels Coach Shop. Then just about anything is possible.

  35. A master craftsman. When those wagon trains went West in the old days, they must have had wheelwrights like this to accompany them.

  36. A master craftsman. When those wagon trains went West in the old days, they must have had wheelwrights like this to accompany them.

  37. Oglądam wszystkie filmy z udziałem tego gościa jestem pod wrażeniem, sam remontuję swoją bryczkę, dużo się nauczyłem-szacunek

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