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Make your living room into the deck of a Pirate Ship starting with with this Pirate Ship Helm - It's great for photo ops during your pirate party.
The wheel is made from Styrofoam and the spokes are made from wood spindles. The center is made up of thin plywood and cardboard. I started work on ...
I bought a 4 inch thick rectangular block of Styrofoam from A.C. Moore art supply store. I marked off arc shaped pieces and cut it with a band saw. Th...
I found some wooden spindles at Home Depot that were exactly what I needed. They cost only a few bucks and had the shape that I was looking for withou...
After the glue was dry, I needed to make a cove cut along the inner and outer edge of the wheel. I considered using a router and a cove bit, but I dec...
While the paint was drying I worked on the center hub which is a sandwich of 3/16 inch thick plywood on the top and bottom, and several layers of corr...
I didn't want the Styrofoam to look like 'Styrofoam', so I filled on the holes with several layers of latex wall paint. The Styrofoam really soaks up...
Assemble the spokes through the wheel and glue into the center hub. Do a dry fitting first, and trim the length if necessary.
I painted it with a very dark brown latex paint, but I wanted more than a flat look to it, so I added touches of lighter brown paint to give it a more...
I cut and painted a 4 by 4 post to mount the wheel to and attached it to a sheet of MDF using four angle irons at the base. A piece of cardboard cover...
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