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Before hanging the ships wheel I would practice on the first mate. I am sure the captain will have something to say about that, if he does hang him too. Or start by making them walk the plank....:laughing: The ships wheel...is that like a big wig or the big kauhna?:laughing:
 

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Is the wheel made of lignum vitae? You can tell if it seems unusually heavy. If so I would recomend using brackets of some kind and NOT try to mount it directly through the wheel itself. I used to work in a ship yard and I know we repaired wheels and made shaft bearings from LV and trust me, unless you have access to a machine shop this wood is very difficult to work because of it's extream hardness.
 
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