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Old 02-27-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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DIY swift ultra cheap
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.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:10 PM   #2
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ooooohhh and the wires would bend for different sized yarn hanks!
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:13 PM   #3
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It's genius!
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:17 PM   #4
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Quite clever! Congratulations!
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It's genius!
Agreed! Completely genius!
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oooh, KEWL!! you are so clever!
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Very cool. I'm all for anything that involves duct tape.
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What an ingenious idea! Thanks for the tutorial, I may have to actually make one.
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lol It seems that wire coat hangers are the ultimate knitting DIY supply

It's so awesome!
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:33 AM   #10
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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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