Spinning Wheel

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Project by BlueBobbyD posted 01-19-2015 04:07 PM 1226 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first woodworking project. Since my wife knits I decided to make her a spinning wheel so she can also make her own yarn. I used the DODEC spinning wheel plans which I will post a link below if anyone is intetested. The hardest part was the wheel itself. I don’t know if you can tell from the pictures but each one of those pieces is angles in at the top, and to try to get it round. There are a few things wrong with it, but I am pleased how it turned out for such an ambitious first project.

-- I'll think of a good one someday

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#1 posted 01-20-2015 02:48 AM

Very interesting spinning wheel..when I grew up we had sheep for wool and meat. Wool was spun into yarnl and knitted into socks mitts etc., My aunt had a small wheel and made very fine yarn, it was then respun with two or three of them to make larger yarn

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 01-20-2015 03:22 AM

Thanks for the story. I don’t know what it is but I love to see yarn being spun. Can’t wait til I get the kinks worked out so my wife can start practicing.

-- I'll think of a good one someday

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#3 posted 01-20-2015 10:41 PM

Nicely done.
I made a Dodec spinning wheel for my daughter a couple of years ago, your posting inspired me to add it to my project page. Dodec spinning wheel

I noticed on your wheel that the string that connects the foot pedal to the wheel is at quite an angle. It will work better if you shift the foot pedal forward so that the string runs straight up and down.

If you need help on how to work out the kinks there is a forum dedicated to this wheel on Ravelry. (you will need to join)
the Dodec forum

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#4 posted 01-22-2015 02:14 AM

@rpd Thank you for the help. I looked at your post and I wish mine looked as well as yours. Nice Job!

-- I'll think of a good one someday

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