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Chris MarshallThink of the best woodturners you know, and I’ll bet they’re also fine woodworkers. The line between these two talents is often blurry, and it seems those who have an interest in one specialty eventually have an interest in the other. A good example of a project requiring both skillsets is Ted Heuer’s “Ship’s Wheel Clock,” our AAW featured project in this issue. Its spokes are spindle-turned, while the hub and wheel are faceplate work. But creating the overall structure requires some precision miter-cutting to dial in the spacer lengths and gluing up segmented rings — that’s straight-up woodworking. The end result of both aspects of this pursuit is a lovely tribute to a nautical icon that might befit your cabin, beach house or den. If you spend about equal time at the lathe and the table saw, here’s a project that’s right in your wheelhouse…pun intended!

Chris Marshall, Woodworker’s Journal

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