Ship's Wheel for Pirate Grandson

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Project by NoSlivers posted 12-02-2013 05:32 AM 1406 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been everywhere except in the woodshop for about the last 6-7 months, but now it’s good to be back and send chips and sawdust flyin’ again. No sooner do I get home but I have 4-5 new items on the gift list. I have a 2 year-old grandson who has completely embraced the whole pirate theme (I guess it’s better that than vampires – although wooden stakes are really easy!!). My daughter asked for a “pirate wheel” to put on his wall, pretty sure this is reasonably close to what she had in mind.

This was made out of a single spruce 2×4 about 8’ long; and took about 6-7 hours (not counting drying times for glue, stains, or finishes. My calculations were off on the placement for a couple of spokes, but I think it’ll be enjoyed just the same.
I’m hoping the shine dulls by tomorrow, or I’ll be lightly sanding it down and putting a less glossy finish on it. I just don’t visualize a Ship’s Wheel on a pirate ship as being shiny….

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#1 posted 12-02-2013 02:20 PM

That is a good looking ship’s wheel. Nice job on it!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-03-2013 01:33 AM

Nifty project…bet he will love it….arrgggghhhhh great build matey

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 12-06-2013 04:31 PM

Great looking pirate’s wheel, I bet he thinks that you’re the coolest Grand Pa ever!

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