Fascinating Video: Watch The Restoration Of 150+ Year Old Wagon Wheel Hubs – This is Neat!


Fascinating Video: Watch The Restoration Of 150+ Year Old Wagon Wheel Hubs – This is Neat!

This is a really neat video because we get to see a couple of the things we really love. We get to see old parts saved, we get to see the saving done by a guy with immense knowledge and talent, and we get to see actual history brought back to life. My buddy Dave Beard tipped me off to the Engels Coach Shop channel of YouTube and I am glad that he is.

This dude’s business is the restoration, creation, mending, and care of old horse drawn vehicles. Everything from small carts to huge water wagons and the guy does the work himself using a bunch of different tools and equipment that also spans the ages.

This is not flashy, riveting stuff unless you are really into history and the way that humans figured out how to move themselves from one place to the next. These are Sarven hubs and according to our host, they were the most common pieces used in their era. Think about how important the wheel hubs were on a wagon. Kind of a silent part but if you are plodding along in the middle of nowhere and one fails, you are in deep dookie. The simple and effective design of these makes us appreciate them.

The process involves everything from woodworking to a history lesson here so make sure you settle in and watch it all!

Press play below to see ancient parts get reborn in a craftsman’s hands –


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2 thoughts on “Fascinating Video: Watch The Restoration Of 150+ Year Old Wagon Wheel Hubs – This is Neat!

  1. Joel

    Neat, thanks for opening up a whole new Youtube horizon. File this alongside:

    job shop machinists
    Robrenz
    AvE
    fine art restoration
    rock climbing
    numberphile
    furniture builders
    boat builders
    primitive technology
    backcountry flying
    race shop walkthroughs
    rocket launch videos
    live in-studio musicians
    17th century cooking

    and ten thousand other things you would never get to see on TV

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