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Old 10-12-2009, 09:08 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by vaknitter View Post
There is NO money in the budget for a wheel and the hubby said.... get me some pictures and I'll build you one. At the time I sort of blew him off, but maybe I should put his 14yrs of college to good use.....

Take a look on eBay under "Spinning Wheels." There are several listings of plans for making your own wheel. Here's one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Plan-Build-Class...item518cd7ad4a

Alternative: Start with a spindle. There is nothing you can spin on a wheel that you can't spin on a spindle, and for some things (extremely fine laceweight, for instance), a spindle is actually better than most wheels. I worked at becoming proficient on spindles for two years before investing in a wheel. And even though I love my wheel, my spindles are still constant companions.
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