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Old 01-20-2010, 09:14 PM   #11
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Very cool! Thanks for posting update and pics!
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:26 PM   #12
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:19 AM   #13
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Very clever and innovative, Theresa. Kudos to you.

I do have one question, tho. I noticed you put a hole in the round top you used for your big wheel. Lendrum does that too. What is that for? Can't be balance, and I don't see anything attached there. I keep wondering what that hole is there for.

But really a great job. My woodworking skills are confined to building bunny hutches. Lucky for me the bunnies don't evaluate caprentry skills.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:42 AM   #14
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Actually it IS for balance. The idea of it is that you place the hole at a point where you want to start the wheel, i.e. where it is conventient to start the treadle. The hole makes the bottom of the wheel heavier, so no matter when you stop treadling the wheel stops where the hole is at the top. Makes sense?

The trouble is with my wheel, I didn't make the hole big enough, so it doesn't work. And I used pine, maybe a heavier wood would work better. I have to use my hand to position the wheel correctly before treadling. But at least the hole let's me know where to position the wheel. Also a lot of commercially made wheels will use weights at the bottom of the wheel that help it to stop with the hole at the top.

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I made a Spinning Wheel !!!

I would love to have a look at your plans and use them for a spinning wheel. Have been looking for a long time for plans and yours are the simplest by far. Even I got the idea of what you were doing.
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This is just wonderful, Tia!!!
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