New Wheels for 2017

Johnny's newly built wheels come in three flavours - mahogany, beech and ash. ALL the wood used in the making of his spinning wheels is either naturally sourced, or off-cuts from joinery workshops. Linseed oil is used to finish. Depending on the type of wood preferred by the customer, wheels are built when the required type and quantity of wood is gathered. For example, red or white oak and maple may become available. However, builds using these woods will take longer.

Johnny Shiels Wheels

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New Build Spinning Wheels

Johnny Shiels doesn't cut corners (apart from cutting precision corners on his Dutch-style spinning wheels). Each wheel is born of naturally sourced wood, often with bark initially intact. There are no shortcuts taken in the creation of a spinning wheel, which can take upwards of eight hours to craft, depending on the type of wood used. A wheel is an interrelationship of parts that must marry together perfectly, and it's that perfection that Johnny and the Shiels family are famed for across three generations of wheelmaking. Contact Johnny Shiels at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +353 (0)74 93 74769 or +353 (0)86 1618715, and he'll be happy to discuss the finer points.

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