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Project by Alongiron posted 11-13-2016 02:07 PM 1097 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Many of you were following my spinning wheel project as I was making it. I had to take some time off because I had to have my right hip replaced (getting better each day) as well as our oldest daughter having our first Grandson! but here is the finished project. Not being a wood turner I thought that this would enhance my skills and boy did it! It was the most difficult project that I have ever attempted and completed. It is made from Cherry and has 3 coats of clear shellac with a top coat of wax. It works as it should but I still need the owner of this fine piece to give it a test drive using some wool. Thanks for taking a look! If you are thinking about making one…Wait a day and maybe the feeling will go away! lol

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien





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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 11-13-2016 02:25 PM

That looks great. I have had the plans for one for about 40 years and I am afraid I may end up building one before oong.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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BurlyBob

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#2 posted 11-13-2016 03:34 PM

That’s flat out gorgeous!

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Handtooler

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#3 posted 11-13-2016 03:38 PM

Magnificent! Bet it’ll work like a champ? My Grandmother had one that she’d demonstrate on occasion, but never spun yarn to knit with, that I know of, in my lifetime.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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woodchuckerNJ

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#4 posted 11-13-2016 03:51 PM

Nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

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Redoak49

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#5 posted 11-13-2016 04:35 PM

You did an amazing job on the spinning wheel.

A word of advice about your new hip. Do not twist too much and follow recommendations from your doctor. If you twist too much, it is possible to dislocate it. I know from experience about this and was the worst pain I have ever experienced. Mine is great now and no complaints from it. Good Luck

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AandCstyle

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#6 posted 11-13-2016 10:16 PM

Steve, the spinning wheel is flat out awesome. I am happy to hear that you will be a grand pappy and that your new hip is letting you do some woodworking. Take care and don’t over do it.

-- Art

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 11-13-2016 10:28 PM

What a beautiful spinning wheel and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 11-13-2016 10:41 PM

WOW, that is one beautiful spinning wheel, Steve!! I love it

Cheers, Jim

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

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bushmaster

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#9 posted 11-13-2016 11:25 PM

I always like to see these projects as the Procter family sis spinning from homestead days. I do have and idea the amount of work you into this project.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 11-14-2016 11:17 AM

that’s amazing, beautifu lcraftsmanship.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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MustacheMike

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#11 posted 11-14-2016 11:30 AM

Outstanding!

-- You can trust Mike -" because I will never pull your stash!" See my show weekly at Stumpynubs.com

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#12 posted 11-14-2016 01:12 PM

I bet it was the most difficult project. I can’t imagine how people made them some 2-3 hundreds years ago with their tools.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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oldrivers

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#13 posted 01-12-2017 12:23 PM

You have built one beautiful spinning wheel, excellent workmanship, and finish, Job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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