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SPINNING WHEEL BOBBINS

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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 08-02-2014 01:13 PM 2372 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to produce 6 bobbins for an old spinning wheel. As the original, (the dark one), each bobbin was made of 3 parts, left wheel, right wheel that was attached to a pulley and the shaft that connected the two wheels. I used pen mandrel to turn the shaft. Although, I turned a project like this for the first time, I was happy with the result.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....





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lew

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#1 posted 08-02-2014 01:56 PM

Sam,

Isn’t it great to be able to help contribute to a “lost art”.

Where we live, every year there is a contest called – Sheep to Shaw. The competitors start by shearing the sheep and from there produce a Shaw from the wool all using hand techniques- no power machines.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Pieter

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#2 posted 08-02-2014 03:19 PM

The project caught my eye and I was wondering if the spools are three parts so as to copy the original, or for some other reason.

Pieter

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#3 posted 08-02-2014 03:27 PM

Way to go Sam. I’m sure they appreciated it very much. Can’t you imagine trying to do that on a foot powered machine?

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Grumpy

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#4 posted 08-03-2014 12:50 AM

Nice job Sam, you could set up a factory but I’m not sure of the demand for bobbins these days. Bit of a shame.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Bob Collins

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#5 posted 08-03-2014 01:26 AM

The bobbins look spot on Sam, would be a great feeling to be able to put life back into the spinning wheel.
Nicely turned mate.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#6 posted 08-03-2014 04:22 AM

Very good work, as usual, Sam!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#7 posted 08-06-2014 01:04 AM

Nice ones, Sam. They look like exact duplicates!!

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

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