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sideways 02-27-2008 02:01 PM

DIY swift ultra cheap
 
2 Attachment(s)
Materials:
lazy susan
two wire coat hangers
duct tape

Tools:
pliers

Straighten out the hangers w/pliers, tape to the susan, bend arms upwards. Easy peasy.

I looted the susan from my kitchen; cost me $2 originally. Hangers, duct tape and pliers are ubiquitous. If you don't have something, you can probably borrow from a neighbor.

If the ends of the wire snag, you could slip a piece of aquarium tubing over them, wrap with some masking tape or dip in that plastic dip sold for tool handles.

Mulderknitter 02-27-2008 03:10 PM

ooooohhh and the wires would bend for different sized yarn hanks!:muah:

Sunshine's Mom 02-27-2008 03:13 PM

It's genius! :cheering:

knit2btied 02-27-2008 04:17 PM

Quite clever! Congratulations!

lelvsdgs 02-27-2008 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sunshine's Mom (Post 1071365)
It's genius! :cheering:

Agreed! Completely genius!:notworthy:

Jaxhil 02-27-2008 05:27 PM

oooh, KEWL!! you are so clever!

Knitting_Guy 02-28-2008 09:31 AM

Very cool. I'm all for anything that involves duct tape. :thumbsup:

Plantgoddess+ 02-28-2008 09:41 AM

What an ingenious idea! Thanks for the tutorial, I may have to actually make one.

redheadrachel 02-28-2008 09:44 AM

lol It seems that wire coat hangers are the ultimate knitting DIY supply :woot:

It's so awesome!

sideways 02-28-2008 10:33 AM

Update -- After using it for a while, I found the setup was a little bit too light. If the yarn hit any resistance, the plastic susan would either slide towards me or backspin a little in the opposite direction.

I put two cans of vegetables on it to add weight, spaced equally for balance. The extra weight gives it some "oomph" and controls the spin better.


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