Here is one I did recently for an oyster,
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.
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His website is here - http://www.johnspear.co.uk/index.php There's even a wheel in the gallery.
The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. -- Steven Wright
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?
I can highly recommend Keith Taylor at:
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!
a mention of the YBW might indicate where you got his details
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