Our nautical timber wheels are hand-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.)
Overall wheel dimensions measures 36 inches in diameter x 2-1/4 inches thick.. The shaft opening in solid brass nave is 1-1/8 inches in diameter.
Wheel measured spoke to spoke.
Please note that these wheels are handmade and
the wood color stain and wood turning designs of the spokes vary and
may be different than shown.