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Above: One of the spokes being cut to the required taper to match
the sockets on the hub and shroud ends. Each spoke is cut to a finished
length of 22 feet 6 and 3/8 of an inch as it would have been by the Victorians.
 
Above: A pile of now completed spokes. All forty were
made in just over one week by the Master Carpenters.

Above: Darren Hadley sandblasting one of the massive seven foot diameter hubs.
Roman numerals were found on each of the twenty spoke sockets.

Above: Ramsey Shipyard's Craig Tinkler painting the hubs.

Above: The finished item. The hubs wouldn't have looked
any better when they had originally been made.

Above: Gareth Hughes, pattern maker at the Progress Foundry in Stoke
puts the finishing touches to the wooden patterns for the
reproduction of the shroud sections of the wheel.

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