In Costa Rica, They Make Wagon Wheels With A Water Wheel Powered Shop


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One Family business in Costa Rica has managed to survive the changes in technology, and still makes old fashioned wagon wheels.  The key to their success is improvise!  

Here is their display of the way wagon wheels were made, and how they changed over time, improving year after year:

 

The beautiful artisan work they create is astonishing!

But sometimes finding a use for the wheels in todays world of rubber tires can be a difficult challenge.  So they find other places to put them:

With installations like these in the bathroom, they help to maintain the culture and heritage while transitioning the business from one of function to one of beautification.

Their inlay work is superb, so they make various special order items

Here are a couple of beautiful table-tops

The source of the images and to contact them, click here

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