LLAMA SHIPS WHEEL PROJECT

0..Discovery
1..Cleaning and Restoration
2..Progress
3..Outcome


Discovery

A boss from the ships wheel was raised from the seabed around the wreck of the 'Llama', Orkneys, in the autumn of 1999.

Initial Recording

Photo of the central boss after raising

Progess

April 2000 - declared to Receiver of Wreck as Droit 349/00.

Apr 2001 - Have cleaned and restored the brass boss. Have also studied a number of other wheels and found a direct relationship between the size of the central boss and the diameter of the wheel and rim.

May 2001 - Bought a larger second-hand lathe in order to turn longer spokes for the wheel.

June 2001 - Waiting for some time to start turning new spokes.

Outcome

TBC.