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!