Our nautical timber ship wheels are made in the time - honoured way of arc - shaped sections of wood
being laid up in overlaps around turned spokes to form a circle. The segments are brass
screwed and finished with timber dowelling. Far Eastern acacia wood, favoured for many years
as a source for budget priced helmsman's wheels, is now in irregular supply. Substitute hard
woods are now being used, but quality is variable. (Solid brass nave.)
Wheel measured spoke to spoke.