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Old 02-10-2010, 05:12 PM   #1
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Retrofitting a spinning wheel
I received my mothers spinning wheel last year and the "works" is missing. I have the mother of all and part of the flyer but no bobbin, no drive band and no drive parts. The wheel was hand made in Azores portugal a long time ago so I can't go to the maker. The wheel is made in the style of the Ashford Elizabeth 2 and has a single treadle. The main difference being the bed of the Elizabeth 2 is on more of an uphill angle than mine is. With this one exception they look pretty much the same.

Would it be possible to retrofit parts from the Ashford Elizabeth 2 wheels?

Hopefully this will allow you to see what I have to work with.

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Old 02-11-2010, 02:35 PM   #2
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I fixed the link so it now works correctly.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:50 PM   #3
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Try posting to the Antique Spinning Wheels group on Ravelry. Lots of knowledgeable people who know about fixing old wheels, finding parts, etc.
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