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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradewinds View Post
    Any idea what he might charge me for a 30" dia oval section (Edson) .
    PM if you want.
    pm me or wingdiver your contact details & we can pass them on
    he has done one that i have seen & its a fine job
    The faultfinder will find faults even in paradise.

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    Here is one I did recently for an oyster,
    http://www.riggingsolutionsdartmouth.../leather-wheel
    You can buy reels of pre-punched leather which cuts out a huge amount of the work. Learn how to do the baseball stitch and you should be fine.
    Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free


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    Quote Originally Posted by wklein View Post
    Here is one I did recently for an oyster,
    http://www.riggingsolutionsdartmouth.../leather-wheel
    You can buy reels of pre-punched leather which cuts out a huge amount of the work. Learn how to do the baseball stitch and you should be fine.
    Oooh, that's a nice job.

    Got a BIG project on this summer so have no time to do this myself (I did one on my Moody years ago).

    I won't be needing the wheel for a while

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    PM received and passed to John
    His website is here - http://www.johnspear.co.uk/index.php There's even a wheel in the gallery.
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    The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. -- Steven Wright

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    Thanks

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    Why not cover the wheel with a nice-coloured cord whipping instead, with a contrasting turk's head to mark the top dead centre position?

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    I can highly recommend Keith Taylor at:

    http://www.leatherhelmwheels.co.uk

    He covered my 30" wheel, complete with a Turks Head for central rudder position, a few years ago, and the cost was only 5 more than a DIY kit.....overall it was a superb job!

    Allan

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailorman View Post
    you need John the Rigger from Fox`s
    he makes saddlery as a hobby & does the odd wheel cover, he does a super job
    How much are we talking here, do you know by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidfox View Post
    How much are we talking here, do you know by any chance?
    enquire via John`s web site would be the best way.
    a mention of the YBW might indicate where you got his details
    http://www.johnspear.co.uk/index.php
    The faultfinder will find faults even in paradise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AIDY View Post
    I put a new leather cover on myself from Clyde marine Leather (Google IT). It's quite easy to do, just time consuming.... I also had some leather left over and stitched it to the grab handles of my canopy frame.... I bought extra thread from kyrospruce.....
    I got a kit from them as well- highly reccomended. I took the wheel home and stiched it on one winters evening. I didn't need to use any double sided tape - just kept checking it was lined up OK every few stitches.
    Last edited by uxb; 27-04-12 at 11:18.
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