No longer available. After many years building wheels I'm taking a break because there are some other "non wheel" projects I'd like to investigate, which means I've closed the Riversway Workshop.
I keep thinking about offering wheelbuilding courses, particularly since people seem willing to spend a lot of money on them; a quick look around and I see £450 for a two day course. I seriously need to divert your money my way, I only need to teach two people per week! I offered wheelbuilding courses many years ago and the course was featured in Singletrack magazine edition 2 (that's a long time ago) when Chipps and Co. turned up for a days tuition. Without the Riversway workshop offering courses is not really practical so you might want to do a self learn wheelbuilding course because nowadays I'm more famous for writing a wheelbuilding book.
I have lots of experience from employment prior to being a wheelbuilder that involved writing operating procedures and providing user training. I like working out the best way of doing things then explaining to others how to accomplish the task so documenting my wheelbuilding methods was a natural thing to do.
The book project started in the late 1980's and continues today as I keep it updated with all the trends in wheelbuilding and making sure it clearly answers all your questions. If you want to learn how to build a wheel then get the book and if you have any questions then just ask since I'm always around to answer email. If you buy the book, ask questions then decide you hate everything about building wheels then ask for a refund.
If after reading and building and getting hooked on the subject (which is very easily done) be careful about turning it into a business because there's a good chance it won't go well. Making a living solely from building wheels is not easy, so keep the day job until things pan out!
That's all for now,
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