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Project by Lisa Chan posted 10-11-2009 01:21 AM 3816 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first turning project on the (now broken) old Delta lathe my father brought me.

It’s called a Nostepinde (nosty) and is used for winding a center-pull ball of yarn. Looks identical to a nautical peg… coincidence?

The wood comes for an unidentified tree that died in my back yard. Fragrant with small white flowers (not Dogwood). Very light… I used the ball winder all the time. Looking forward to making more.

It is unfinished and sanded silky smooth.

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories,

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#1 posted 10-11-2009 01:24 AM

It’s the best Nostepinde I’ve ever seen good job

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-11-2009 01:46 AM

Well done.

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#3 posted 10-11-2009 04:41 AM

Nice Job! Hope you fix the lathe. What broke?

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#4 posted 10-11-2009 09:41 AM

You all are very kind. Thanks! This place is awesome!

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories,

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#5 posted 10-11-2009 04:06 PM

Nice turning, have no idea what you are talking about, but it’s the best one I’ve ever seen.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 10-12-2009 12:20 PM

Way to go! I can’t remember the source, but there’s a common comment about, “Have nothing in your home that you don’t find to be useful or know to be beautiful.” Check on both counts.

-- Dave E. "People who are competent are worth the oil it will take to fry them in hell." --Mencken

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#7 posted 10-19-2009 09:57 PM

I learn something every day here. A whole new world of functional art made from wood! Very cool!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#8 posted 10-22-2009 06:57 AM

Lisa, I work with women on my jobs often, you are all wonderful as crafts persons & make life GRAND

-- $tudie

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#9 posted 03-25-2010 01:58 AM

If you’ve gotten your lathe fixed; and your nostepinde has gotten a little dingy with use and time; a small suggestion:

Remount your nostepinde, between centers if you can, and grab a hand full of shavings of similar hardness or wood type; and use these shaving in your losely cupped hand with light pressure to both clean and burnish the surfaces where you grip the pinde and where you wind the yarn. You will need to turn at relatively high RPM (> 1500 or so) and not hold the shavings therte for very long: think 3-5 seconds or so.
The surfaces thus treated will develop an attactive burnished sheen, and become even softer to the touch.

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