Spinning wheel #3: Turning the Mother of all

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Blog entry by Alongiron posted 08-12-2016 01:50 AM 402 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Tension screw in place Part 3 of Spinning wheel series Part 4: Working on the big wheel and Maidens »

I turned the part called the Mother of All tonight and fit it onto the carrier pin and also fit the Maiden support onto the pin. It is a great challenge. The mother-of-all is the business end of the spinning wheel. This is the piece that holds the maidens, which in turn hold the flyer, bobbin and brake system.Here are some pictures so far. Going to get the big wheel done this weekend. It sure is a project to test and improve not only your turning skills but your improve your brain and patience!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 08-12-2016 05:22 AM

And, what of the quill and the quoit, Steve? Yeah. I’m watching.

-- Mark

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Mark Wilson

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#2 posted 08-12-2016 05:23 AM

Now I’m watching.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 08-12-2016 11:35 AM

Nice work, Steve. That looks like a fun project. You definitely need to work from plans on that one. Soon she will be spinning yarn!

Cheers, Jim

ps Looks like you attracted a spammer!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 08-12-2016 06:30 PM

WTF was that????

Anyway, Ahhhh, Steve, I envy your youth, talent and attitude. Way more than I would ever tackle…...even if I had a lathe. NICE WORK, buddy.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#5 posted 08-12-2016 07:09 PM

Lol. Thanks guys I really appreciate it. I could get into all the details but translated the gentleman really likes my work wants me to be to make him one and give me $10,000.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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