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.