After a few days out on the road working my “Real” job, I was able to get back in the shop and complete the spindle shaft. It is made up from taking a 3/8” brass tube and slowly file an orifice in it. This is where the wool will exit the tube and get spun onto the bobbin once it has been taken up by the flyer. The washer that I soldered to it will hold it tightly against the leather bearings in the maiden risers. You can see the placement of where the hooks will sit on the flyer assembly.
I than had to reduce this down to 1/4” so in goes a small piece of 5/16” tubing and than the 1/4” tubing. Solder these together. This will allow the bobbin to spin freely using its 5/16” hole.
I inserted a 3/16” rod all the way through the 1/4” tubing and soldered it. I than cut the threads for the T-Nut that will; when I get it turned; will hold the spindle whorl.
The spindle whorl and the large front wheel will be connected with a stretched string to make the spinning wheel actually spin the wool into yarn.
Stay tuned as I should have it working on my next blog. Today I will turn the Whorl, route the center groove in the large wheel and mount the entire bobbin assembly! Fingers crossed!
Thanks for taking a look!
-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien