We stopped at the oldest ox cart factory in Costa Rica where they still build ox carts by hand using a water wheel to power the tools.
Hand painted ox cart
An older style wheel made from one piece of wood.
Side of the factory
Workshop. It is open and you are welcome to walk through.
Newer style wheels where they discovered that using triangular peices cut in 22.5 degree segments (I think) with a steel hub made much stronger wheels.
A belt driven grinder.
Above the water wheel.
They use different sized belt driven wheels to speed up or slow down the tool speed.
Wheels ready for paint.
Wheel construction table.
This guy was carving a piece for a nativity set.
Finished vs in progress.
A finished ox cart.