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  • 20 mule team hitched to new Borax wagons - Duration: 7 minutes, 26 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    This is the very first hitching of the 20 mule team to the new Borax wagons in Bishop, CA. Bobby Tanner, mules, and crew did a great job again. Thanks for watching the entire series.
  • Borax wagons, wood wheels finally roll - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    Part 2, final assembly, and the new Borax wagons roll out of the shop for the first time. First time in 130 years since these wagons were built. Thanks for watching the progress!
  • 1,080 lb wood wheels; Borax wagons - Duration: 27 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    This is how we built the heavy wheels for the Borax wagons, from turning 300 lb. hubs to setting 600 lb. tires. The complete wagon building is at youtube/engelscoachshop Thanks for watching.
  • Wood wheels; 1700's french cannon - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    This shows our building of two 1700's French, 24 pounder, cannon wheels from scratch. These cannons were used in the siege of Yorktown during the revolutionary war. Thanks for watching.
  • Borax wagons, box to gear assembly - Duration: 9 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    Before we can complete the rest of the iron work, the boxes need to be set on the running gears. This is how we did it. Thanks for watching.
  • Borax wagon boxes, part 1 - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    These are the first steps we took in assembling the Borax wagon boxes. Thank you for watching.
  • Forge welding the Borax brake rod ends - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 7 months ago
    The brake rod ends allow for multiple adjustments to be made to the brakes and accommodate for wear of the brake blocks. Thank you for watching and I hope you enjoy it.
  • Borax wagons, rear axles - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 9 months ago
    This is the assembly process of the 20 mule team Borax wagons rear axles. Thank you for watching and I hope you enjoy it.
  • forge welding horn & bumper - Duration: 18 minutes.

    • 9 months ago
    This style of horn and bumper is a unique part of the Borax wagons. It helps steer and stop the second wagon and the third water wagon. It involves two large forge welds. I hope you enjoy!
  • Borax wagons, front axle, Part 2 - Duration: 24 minutes.

    • 9 months ago
    This shows the completion of the front axle assembly on the 20 mule team Borax wagons. Thank you for watching the progress and I hope you enjoy.
  • 20 mule team Borax - front axle - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    This is the beginning assembly of the front axle on the 20 mule team Borax wagons. I hope you enjoy watching these being duplicated. We will follow up with a part 2 as they are completed.
  • steam bending wood - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    This is how I steam-bend sheep wagon bows. This process works for bows, wheel felloes, sleigh runners, etc. All bending involves compressing wood fibers, while preventing stretching. Thanks for ...
  • Smoke, the wheelwright cat - Duration: 5 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Smoke just showed up and called the shop home. I hope you enjoy him as much as I did. Thanks
  • Borax wagons, Garon & Bobby - Duration: 6 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Garon Stutzman and Bobby Tanner visited the shop here in Joliet, MT to watch the last of the hub blanks turned. The is excerpts from their visit, after which Bobby took the remaining hubs back to ...
  • Borax wagons, mortising hubs - Duration: 8 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    This shows the steps taken to cut the mortises into the hubs that will take the spokes. We also cut the reliefs for the axle nuts and axle collars. Thanks for watching!
  • Borax wagon hubs, finish turning - Duration: 8 minutes, 2 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    This is lathing the rough round oak blocks to their finished size. Although these hubs are retaining more moisture than ideal, it was decided to complete these hubs and deal with the shrinkage as ...
  • Borax Wagons, forging standards - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    The standards on a wagon are designed to hold the box in place, side to side. Most wagons have wood standards, but these Borax wagon standards are all steel. This is the process of forging them. ...
  • Borax wagon, hub blanks - Duration: 18 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    This is the first step in turning the 20 mule team Borax wagon hubs from the rough white oak blocks, to help them begin drying. Thanks for watching!
  • Ketchum, ID Big Hitch - Duration: 7 minutes, 32 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    These are the Bobby Tanner mules hitched to the Ketchum ore wagons, Ketchum ID, in preparation for the Wagon Days Parade, Labor Day, 2015. 16 mules were hitched for practice while all 20 were hitc...
  • Setting wagon hub bands - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    Here is the conclusion of building wagon hubs - setting the hub bands. Thanks for watching.
  • Wagon hubs: The Art of the Wheelwright - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    This is an excerpt from my 2010 instructional DVD, The Art of the Wheelwright, on building heavy wagon hubs. I hope you enjoy.
  • Buggy Wheels: The Art of the Wheelwright - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    This is an excerpt from my 2003 instructional DVD called. The Art of the Wheelwright. I hope you enjoy seeing some aspects of building traditional buggy wheels.
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