What's on your Work Bench?

Belizeit

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The steering wheel on my Jeep is a plastic piece of junk that new was not very good looking anyway, but over the years has cracked. I saw someone make a nice looking wood steering wheel. I know I have no real wood working skills so I asked my brother who does if he would attempt making one and he agreed to give it a try. Here is what he started with, which I bought out of a Jeep yard in Cali and I removed the hard rubber and cleaned it up and sent to him. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
 

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That is very impressive... the time taken to measure the finger wells and make sure they are all in the right spots and work well... how did he bond it to the metal?

I have an extra center section from an old renegade I took apart that sat outside too long, now you have peaked my interest... although wood is not the medium I have much experience with (outside of bird houses).

cb
 

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Thanks... The metal ring welded in solves a lot of the problems I had in my head.
I was hoping an all over lock down, not just the 3 point as that is how the plastic was in the one I had.

cb
 

Belizeit

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@Belizeit That wheel is amazing. Kudos to your brother. 👍
Thanks ! Yeah he really came through. First one is always the difficult one. He had to start from scratch a few times because of mistakes and it was a learning process and also he was not satisfied with the work. He was not going to send something with flaws he said.
 

Belizeit

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That is very impressive... the time taken to measure the finger wells and make sure they are all in the right spots and work well... how did he bond it to the metal?

I have an extra center section from an old renegade I took apart that sat outside too long, now you have peaked my interest... although wood is not the medium I have much experience with (outside of bird houses).

cb
Titebond 2 he said he looked into a few others but went with that
 

designerRob

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Thanks ! Yeah he really came through. First one is always the difficult one. He had to start from scratch a few times because of mistakes and it was a learning process and also he was not satisfied with the work. He was not going to send something with flaws he said.
Maybe I missed it, but what type of wood did he use? And you have to post pics when you get it installed.
 
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