English Wheel Plans


I have a question concerning the blueprints for the big powerhouse 49" english wheel . The plans call out 3/8" plate for the side plates at the top frame. I am thinking of making it out of 1/4" instead due to cost and ease of fabrication. I was wondering if you have any advice as to whether this could be a problem or not.

Mindy Ward

The Tin Man Respondeth:

I like a wheel with a fairly stiff frame. Thinner means flexy. The design is well-conceived, and thoroughly tested.

Kent White

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