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DIY Spinning Wheel

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DIY Spinning Wheel From Reclaimed Materials.
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Project Status: 
Finishing
Project Date: 
Fri, 09/14/2012
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Loom
Number of Shafts: 
0
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The inspiration for this wheel is from The Dodec Spinning Wheel found on Ravelry.  We used the original plans for the base with scrap lumber and simply changed the shape of the pieces. Rather than build the spoke wheel in the original Dodec plans, we used a cutting board and drilled holes with a hole saw  and spade bit to lighten the wood.We then used cabinet knobs for the drive band and footman.  I made the spindle with 2 wood toy wheels glued back to back with a dowel (like a drop spindle but using 2 wheels to make a pulley). This will be more in keeping with the "round" theme used in this wheel.  I then made "bobbins" for the spindle with a straw, a yarn stopper and a document clip.

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Joined: 06/08/2009
Bravo

Well done!

Have a good day!

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Joined: 08/29/2009
Congratulations

This is amazing!

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Joined: 01/13/2012
Pretty clever there. :) If

Pretty clever there. :)

If you had a lathe, you could turn it outboard. Round a piece and use a gouge to make the groove. You could probably do a wheel up to 12" on some lathes without turning it outboard.

Joined: 10/25/2010
Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone! We don't have a router and the bits are crazy expensive. This wheel is meant for minimal wood working skills and to be made inexpensively so that just about anyone should be able to afford it. Check the plans over at Ravelry for THE DODEC.  Make one or two or three and share them! :)

Joined: 10/25/2010
Thanks everyone!

The cutting board we used here is 14" in diameter.