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12-11-2003, 10:52 PM
I belive the Germans come up with EW in 19 century but since it become very popular in England they start call this tool English Wheel


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12-20-2003, 10:00 AM
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05-19-2012, 09:24 AM
Sorry but where is the evidence for this myth? I have seen footage of car bodies being hand formed even as late as just pre-war (the silver arrows) there was not a wheeling machine in sight. Wheeling machines were used here in England long before that. If the machine was invented in Germany you guys would call it the Geman wheel surely?.


05-19-2012, 11:59 AM
Maybe Sollis is German? :D

05-19-2012, 12:17 PM
I remember Doug91058 had some info on Schueler and they predated English versions.

05-19-2012, 12:33 PM
Long before cars... armor..

I remember reading in a medieval book when I was a teenager, don't ask which one. It was a wood framed ewheel.. France. For the mass production of armor.

A neat old English guy on HSM, we used to write back and forth, he was 80 some odd years old over 10 years ago when we wrote. He helped produce aircraft during WW2 using a English wheel. He said my small and limp ewheel was a "Kathrine wheel" (??) and not a full fledged english wheel. At that time I had a Glover style frame. He said you could roll "plate in a english wheel".

One of the "a-holes" on HSM ran him off. He was a neat old guy, a Mason who had world traveled and had lots of interesting things to tell. He was computer hacked and attacked publicly and privately. Pity such a wide swath of knowledge was lost to all.

05-19-2012, 04:44 PM
And too, those fantastic racing yachts built back in the years around 1900. How did the builders shape those sheets of metal? I built boats for many years, and studied everything I got my hands on about those great old builders. there is a lot about what they did, but not much about how they did it. The old time mechanics didn't write books—hell, most of them couldn't even write—and now they are all dead. here is the greatest boat of them all, "Reliance":


That hull is so smooth you could almost use it as a mirror to shave. It was formed out of sheets of Tobin bronze. How did they do it?


metal manny
05-20-2012, 10:02 AM
It was formed out of sheets of Tobin bronze. How did they do it?


My guess is perhaps Bronze-age tools? - or perhaps an English wheel stolen from the Germans who copied it from the French!:lol: