The woods used in making this ship's wheel are Laotian
Boxwood, (used on the wheels themselves, spokes, and nails on
the wheels), Pink Ivory and Ebony (used on the sides and base
of the ships wheel), and Honduras Rosewood (used on the center
As in all my work, the wheel on this model actually does
turn the rudder of this model with the same mechanism as
was used in the original ship!!