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Project by Stonekettle posted 08-22-2014 03:15 AM 1504 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Epe and Purpleheart diz.

A diz is a device with various small holes for hand worsting yarn, they’re made from metal, ceramic, wood, and even sometimes cardboard. I make these for spinners and weavers.

I use my ShopBot Desktop CNC machine to cut out blanks with the right sized holes, then turn each diz by hand on the lathe. The finish is Mahoney’s oil wax. They’re 2.5” in diameter.

A fun little project and a great use for all that exotic scrap wood I can’t bear to throw out.

-- Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station

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#1 posted 08-22-2014 04:29 AM


Thanks for sharing and teaching me what a diz is!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#2 posted 08-22-2014 05:40 PM

diz is neat!

-- socrbent Ohio

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#3 posted 08-22-2014 07:00 PM

Very kewl

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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