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yarnfreak 11-06-2006 03:34 AM

spinning wheel oil
 
My wheel came with spinning wheel oil. What kind of oil is that? :??

Julie 11-06-2006 10:46 AM

I'm not sure...but I know a lot of people use gun oil as a substitute :shrug:

mullerslanefarm 11-06-2006 12:08 PM

I use a multi purpose oil. Some spinners use powdered graphite

Liliyarn 11-06-2006 12:42 PM

sewing machine oil....cheap and it works. Lendrum *supposidly* doesn't need oil...so we'll see on that.

yarnfreak 11-06-2006 01:59 PM

Thank you so much! I was wondering what I could use instead, because that little bottle is expensive after you tack on shipping.

mullerslanefarm 11-07-2006 12:24 PM

I checked the can last night and it is 3-in-1 oil. works well

hummingbird 11-10-2006 08:48 PM

Lily,
A Lendrum spinning wheel should be oiled too, it just needs a whole lot less than some other brands of wheels. Its the sealed bearing where the wheel attaches that doesn't need oil on it.
I had some trouble with it making a weird clicking noise (it turned out to be a funky bobin- I was so relieved) and the first thing she did when I had it looked at was oil it up.


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