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Sorry this picture is kinda faded, the story behind this ships wheel is my dad had been wanting me to make him one for a couple of years but i didn’t think it was within my skill level so i kept putting it off, plus i told him i didn’t have a wood lathe to turn the spindles and would have to borrow one . I thought he had forgotten about it after a few months of not mentioning it until i day he showed up at my house with a brand new rigid lathe, well , i guess the excuses were over so i started making it and after several boxes of kindling i got this. Not perfect by far but he was so tickled with it he called some of his buddies over right then to see it. We lost dad to cancer two years later. I sure was glad he got to enjoy it for a little while . The old navy man.





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Loucarb

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#1 posted 1673 days ago

To bad the picture isn’t clearer but ti looks like you did a great job and it looks like the captain was pretty proud.

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 1673 days ago

neat project and story

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 1673 days ago

You should be proud. What a great project for your dad.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 1673 days ago

Good job. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#5 posted 1673 days ago

Good job. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#6 posted 1673 days ago

glad you got the chance ,
to share this with him ,

and with us ,
thanks .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 1673 days ago

Great work and I’m glad he got the chance to see his son turn into a fine craftsman. Best wishes.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#8 posted 1673 days ago

cool wheel

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huff

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#9 posted 1673 days ago

A great project and what a great story. I’m glad you got to do that for your father. I’m sure that was very special for him.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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navyman

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#10 posted 1673 days ago

good looking wheel, would fit in any wheel house.

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#11 posted 1672 days ago

Your Dad would be happy and proud…well done.

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#12 posted 1672 days ago

Go Navy!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Tom Willis

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#13 posted 1672 days ago

The wheel looks great and I loved the story that goes with it. I hope the wheel ends up
displayed in a place of honor in your home. An excellent tribute to both you and your Dad.

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#14 posted 1672 days ago

It’s amazing what you can do when it is for someone special. It looks great!!! Thanks for sharing.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#15 posted 1672 days ago

It’s great that your dad got to enjoy the wheel. Very nice work. Thanks for sharing!

-- John, Ontario, Canada

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