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Old 12-29-2005, 10:36 PM   #1
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Ball Winder Q ???
Are there electric ball winders or are they all hand crankers?
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Old 12-29-2005, 10:44 PM   #2
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I found two places that said they used to carry them, but they are no longer available. It only takes a couple of minutes to wind by hand, anyway, so I never even considered if they were made. I did find thisthough for all the do-it-yourselfers.
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:57 PM   #3
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how to use your electric mixser as a ball winder
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LOL!! my bad!
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I printed out the directions weeks ago for the diy ball winder. I haven't tried it yet, I'll report back after I give it a whirl.

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I printed out the directions weeks ago for the diy ball winder. I haven't tried it yet, I'll report back after I give it a whirl.

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A whirl?? :rollseyes: :rofling:
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:09 AM   #8
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Thanks guys My boyfriend thought it might hurt my wrist and take forever with a hand crank ball winder. He may want to also try the diy instructions though...he's crazy about DIY with stuff like that. I'll let him know. Thanks again
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Unless you are the dantiest and most petite precious little flower petal, or you are the princess from "The Princess and the Pea", you wont hurt your wrist. In fact, I think the ball winder REDUCES the stress from winding balls the old fashioned way!
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Originally Posted by Hildegard_von_Knittin
how to use your electric mixser as a ball winder

ok, the guys who bought my winder and were talking about whether it needed a bigger gear so it turned more per wind have GOT to see this!

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