Despite the fact that thousands of English wheel machines have been sold the past ten years (thanks in big part for custom builders “build-off” TV shows), there is currently no book dedicated to English wheeling. So, because of the lack of detailed published material, many owners of these machines are at a loss on how to really use them.
Learning The English Wheel from Wolfgang Publications covers all aspects of English wheeling, from making your own wheel (yes you can) to learning the basics, from fabricating high-crown panels to reverse flares. The photos used through the book serve to illustrate both what makes up a good English wheel, and how, exactly, to use an English wheel. Side bars and interviews done with famous wheelers and fabricators from around the world help to give personal insight from the best of the best.
As a serious auto hobbyist, long-time student of the English wheel, published author and retired shop teacher, William Longyard is ideally suited to finally lift the veil of missing and mis-information regarding the best and most productive use of the English wheel. He has spent nearly four decades building, restoring, and modifying automobiles, aircraft, and boats. An author, historian, educator, and world traveler, Bill writes with the authority of someone who not only knows his subject, but is passionate about it and can convey his enthusiasm to his readers in clear language.
The 8.5 x 11” softcover book features 144 pages packed with 300 color photos. This January 2014 release may be ordered from Amazon at Learning The English Wheel