I shipped my wheels to Stutzman's Wheel Shop in February. Mr. Stutzman called several weeks ago saying they were done and did I want him to ship them back. I replied that I wanted to see the shop, so yesterday I skipped work and drove to Ohio to pickup the wheels. A very nice job by a true skilled tradesman. I have been around wood working tools all of my life, but he had specialized equipment like I have never see. It was very interesting.
We then drove over to Canton to see the Canton Auto Museum in an early Model T sales shop. Also worth the trip.
I have seen his work on the wheels of a TT I was working on. Absolutely top notch.
I love my Stutzman wheels. I left them as natural wood; guess I could paint them black later. They really go good with the set of Lester Whitewalls. I wonder why they stopped making those tires?
What finish did you put on the wheels? I am thinking: Golden Oak stain
Sand and seal 1 coat
Ephrahms Varnish 9 coats give or take
Right now they are sitting in the living room and I am just enjoying looking at them.
I used golden Oak stain and 3 coats of Spar Varnish.
They are finished about the same as John's: Golden Oak stain and I don't remember how many coats of varnish. They sure get a lot of comments.
Two of my friends have sent their wheels to Stutzman's. Their work is beautiful and the wheels run perfectly true. The fordor's wheels also have Stutzman's spokes. I was very impressed.
I don't mean to be too forward but what does it cost to have Stutzman's do a wheel? Joe
I had demountable wheels. I had the rims and hubs and drums sandblasted and I painted them with primer and high gloss and shipped them to Mr. Stutzman. He made and fitted the spokes and added the bolts. Total cost for the four wheels was $600. I priced spokes and it was nearly that much and I would have had to fit the spokes and press them in and then drill the hubs. Decided to go with a pro rather than borrow a John Regan press and do it myself. Glad I went the way I did.
Any idea of aprox price for the wood felloe oval spoke wheels?
What is that krinkle finish on the felloes? Doesn't seem to go along with the spokes!
Im not sure but I think Stutzman's charged me around 350, 400 something for all 4 of my wheels last summer. Don't quote me as I don't have he receipt in front of me. They do great work. They did the wheel for my Smith Form a Truck. That was a complete build fellows and all
Those are the original felloes. Exposure to New England weather gave them some pitting.