Here is a list of places to go for training ...

Chris Jenson, Doc's Buggy Shop       
Tees, Alberta
Chris offers clinics in building and repairing wheels - as well as doing them himself. Contact him if you are interested in this year's hands-on training October 31 through to November 1-2.
Phone: 403-788-2474      cjenson@xplornet.com
403-506-7424
 

Bill Twigg, Moscow Carriage Company
Moscow, Idaho USA

Bill offers one-on-one training in wheel construction, hub manufacture and buggy top construction. 
Phone:  208-822-2445
E-mail:  mcctwigg@turbonet.com
Website:  http://www.palouse.net/mcctwigg

 

Dwayne Danley, Danley Carriage and Wheel
Armstrong, BC  Canada

Dwayne will offer courses in Wheelwrighting; contact him to discuss.
Phone:  250-546-9979
E-mail:  danleycarriage@telus.net

 

Remington Carriage Museum
Cardston, AB Canada

The Remington now offers workshops on museum quality restoration techniques in September of each year. The five hands-on workshops include

Restoration Process and Planning, 
Metalwork in Carriage Restoration,
Woodworking for Carriage Restoration,
Wheel Making and Repair and
Paints and Finishes: Detailing.

All workshops include professional instruction backed by the resources of the Museum and restoration techniques that have been proven by years of experience.

Contact:  Jeremy Masterson
Phone:   403-653-5139
E-mail:  info@remingtoncarriagemuseum.com
Website:  www.history.alberta.ca/remington/default.aspx

 


Western Development Museum

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  Canada

Several courses related to wheelwrighting are offered each year.

An Introduction To Wheelwrighting 
Formerly offered annually in January at the WDM Curatorial Centre in Saskatoon, this course teaches the basics of repairing and rebuilding wooden wheels. As it is not currently being offered, perhaps they need to know people are still interested?  Contact them to see what is happening. 

An Introduction To Blacksmithing
The introductory blacksmith course is offered when there is sufficient demand. This course is held at the WDM Curatorial Centre in Saskatoon, SK and led by the WDM Exhibition Coordinator. Basic forging techniques taught include flattening, squaring, splitting, binding, and welding. Early graduates of the course formed the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Western Canadian Blacksmiths Guild.

For information about dates, costs and what you need to know to attend, check out the website or contact

Corrine Daelick, Director of Education  saskatoon@wdm.ca
Website: http://www.wdm.ca  
Tel: (306) 931-1910   Fax: (306) 934-0525

 

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