Spinning wheel #13: Finishing up the parts

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Blog entry by Alongiron posted 09-10-2016 01:04 PM 1285 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been away from the shop most of this last week out of town working but I did finish up the Bobbin assembly. This weekend I will concentrate on sanding and gluing everything together.

So after I drew a couple of 3” circle on some cherry, I drilled a 5/16” hole in each.

I added a t-nut to one and drilled a counter bore in the other and cut them out.

I glued them together and let the assembly dry.

I mounted in my lathe using double faced tape and turned it to specification

With the threads that I has turned earlier on the shaft, the t-nut tightened securely.

The next steps are to sand and glue up the pieces. I also need to cut a grove in the big wheel to support the drive belt. I will show that in my next blog entry

Thanks again for looking! We are getting close now!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-10-2016 05:16 PM

Nice work on it, Steve. Soon it will spinning yarn!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-10-2016 09:32 PM

Wonderful, Steve. I was wondering. As talented as you are, I imagine you will be doing some spinning and eventually some knitting…........well, I was wondering. Can I have dibs on one of your finished sweaters? I am a medium to large.

Seriously, Steve, I am always in awe of the smooth cut lines you get from your bandsaw. I know we both have the same Grizzly model but I could never hope to get such a smooth cut. Goes to show you; it’s not the tool but who is using it.

Take care.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#3 posted 09-10-2016 09:59 PM

Thanks guys!!

Andy. You will wait a longtime for that sweater!! But I am interested to see how this thing is supposed to work! I use Timberwolf saw blades. They cut like butter.
Give them a try.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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