|Forum topic by Absinthe||posted 03-06-2012 02:32 PM||1001 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
03-06-2012 02:32 PM
Here is a massive breakdown of a spinning wheel that I am estimating to be somewhere in the 1800’s.
It is possible (likely) that the turned parts are different than the base parts.
My goal is to restore this as close as possible. To start with I will have to back-fill the uprights and replace the likely bearing surface with leather, bone, stag etc. However, I would like to keep close to species on any wood filling I do.
There is one small turned piece ultimately missing from the distaff assembly that I will have to make, and likely I will have to completely remake the flyer (Y shaped piece) since it was repaired quite poorly and would be dangerous at the speeds it would be used.
In addition to that, the treadle assembly feels quite a bit like different wood, and was likely replaced, as the workmanship does not match and the wood feels quite different to the hand.
I realize the species ID is touch from pictures, but I think if I get enough guesses together I can come up with a close approximation.