Picture of Ship's Helm
Making a Ship's Helm From Scrap Timber.

Step 1: Making rings for front, back and centre

Picture of making rings for front, back and centre
make two rings and two centres from plywood.Use a large size compass ( I made one for an earlier project ) and scribe two set of concentric circles. Outer diameter is 600mm, inner diameter is 400mm. This plywood is 3mm thick. Dont worry, it is quite robust !!
Now make two circles for the center. These are 155mm diam. Please don't ask why. I was winging it.
BrianH5 years ago
Thanks for getting back in touch about your version of the Ship's Helm - It looks like yours will be able to steer a hardy ship and endure the rough seas.


frank farrell (author) 5 years ago
Thankyou for your positive comments. Will you be making a helm??. If yes, please let me know. I would love to see yours. Brian H made a terrific Pirate helm, and that gave me the inspiration to build mine. Cheers me hearties !!!
Mr. Rig It5 years ago
Nice job! Great use of materials, lots of photos, and it came out looking great!
This is pretty Sweet i like that you can actually turn it !