Ship's Wheel Clock

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Project by Lloyd posted 07-06-2008 10:41 PM 1715 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a project for people that like to do spindle turning and segmented turning. I’d say, though, that there’s more woodworking than woodturning in this project. The photo shows the prototype that I recently finished which is 15-1/2” diameter. The The clock in this version is a 5-1/2” brass porthole clock that has the tide table built into it.
The SketchUp rendering shows a larger 21” diameter wheel that I’m now building. I’ve designed it so that I can substitute a larger clock if I find one that is more interesting. EBay has lots to choose from and I’m keeping my eye out for a clock or gauge that has some historic significance.

-- Lloyd, Portland, OR.,

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#1 posted 07-06-2008 11:12 PM

Great job Lloyd. Very appealing item.

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#2 posted 07-06-2008 11:19 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 07-07-2008 12:14 AM

Wow, nice looking clock. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 07-07-2008 12:51 AM

Very Classy!


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#5 posted 07-07-2008 08:49 PM

Hi Lloyd;

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

This is a beautiful piece of work!

Just superb!


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#6 posted 10-01-2013 06:13 PM

very nice clock . I would love to have this one . I always loved the ship stern wheel design

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#7 posted 10-01-2013 06:31 PM

Lloyde, this is a good looking clock. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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