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As I mentioned in an earlier and somewhat related post... I am making another spinning wheel. So I've come to embrace the fact that I am a LAZY bastard. In an effort to save calories by not typing endless paragraphs I will use that energy instead on taking you gentle reader through this project via a slightly different manner.

Come, and embark upon a journey of strange sights as YOU experience the MAGIC of MY creation process through a series of still images. 

Welcome to the FREAK SHOW! 

 Part 1 Whorl and Bobbin plates:

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PART 2 Great Wheel centering... 

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Sponiebr
The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services. 

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Love all of it! Also waiting for the next installment, although I saw the finished piece in the other thread, is that cheating? Lol

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14 hours ago, Sarah S said:

Love all of it! Also waiting for the next installment, although I saw the finished piece in the other thread, is that cheating? Lol

You saw the finished piece? No... I wouldn't call it "cheating"... More like good planing. Say, I could really use the winning Florida Lottery Numbers for this coming Saturday, if ya don't mind... 

 Oh... You mean you saw that OLD wheel I made 10 years ago? Yeah. No. I'm doing something more weirder here, hence "the freak show"...

 

 

On 9/11/2018 at 11:06 PM, TallTayl said:

Ah. Ok.

 

waiting for the next steps to see how it works. 

Sorry, I did do work on it tonight, but uh... While tonight wasn't the actually MOST DESTRUCTIVE mess I have ever made, tonight's superfund site was probably the messiest, impossibly difficult to clean up mess I think I have ever made *during a project* (relationships don't count). Not even the Ambien, ExLax, and Seneca disaster even comes CLOSE to the atrocities of tonight's undertakings... I'll just say I'm GLAD I didn't get stopped by the cops on my way home. 3.5 hours of clean up and 4 hours of reconstructive camouflage. I'll be out tomorrow as well, but I WILL be posting pictures of the next bits Friday. 

Remember! If you can't see a problem, or otherwise detect a problem, there IS no problem. (Works great in relationships too. Trust me...) 

Sponiebr,

THE ExecUTOR of BAD Ideas and "cleaning services". 

You WOULDN'T BELIEVE how many MOLECULES are in 1 cubic foot of wood! 

 

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NEXT EPISODE!

PART 2: This post needs MORE WHORLS & BOBBINS!!! OH, and COW BELL!!!! 

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More in a few minutes... 


 

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On September 13, 2018 at 5:13 AM, Sponiebr said:

You saw the finished piece? No... I wouldn't call it "cheating"... More like good planing. Say, I could really use the winning Florida Lottery Numbers for this coming Saturday, if ya don't mind... 

 Oh... You mean you saw that OLD wheel I made 10 years ago? Yeah. No. I'm doing something more weirder here, hence "the freak show"...



Sponiebr,

THE ExecUTOR of BAD Ideas and "cleaning services". 

You WOULDN'T BELIEVE how many MOLECULES are in 1 cubic foot of wood! 

 

 

Ah, ok, clearly my reading comprehension failed me there! Sorry for the confusion! The old wheel did look great though. 😁

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PART 3: "All the Girlies say I'm pretty FLY" 

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Stay tweaked for more! 

Stay TUNED... I meant tuned... 


 

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PART 4 The next phase of gravy... AKA: Let me just do that ALL OVER AGAIN... 


NEW FLYER! MO BETTER! And sanding... LOTS of sanding and that CRAPPY poly acrylic crap... DON'T USE THE POLYACRYLIC. Terrible stuff... just HORRIBLE! If you live in California then it's great, but that's because you can't get anything else... I'm just say'n if you can use the stuff that'll kill you... you should USE IT. ('sides the stuff that'll kill you is A LOT MORE fun in closed non-ventilated areas... The polyacrylic... NOT FUN.) 

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PART5 Titchy stuff gets THE SHAFT!  AKA: let's get ANAL RETENTIVE 'bout stuff; (and more sanding and poly acrylic bid'ness). 

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I'm still working on it... I haven't forgotten about the Freak Show, I'm just reworking some bits out because I realized that the "traditional" arraignment of the flyer and bobbin isn't actually very useful at all... I'm going to reverse the normal configuration where the base end of the Y of the flyer would normally be at the work side of the bobbin, I'm putting the base end of the flyer on the FAR side of the bobbin next to the drive whorl. This will leave the open top of the Y of the flyer facing the work side. To that end I also shortened each leg of the Y on the flyer to just a tad longer than the left most line shown in the picture above. Why? Because the end of the flyer now will not extend beyond the edge of the bobbin, or more importantly not past the breaking belt whorl of the bobbin. (If it did extend over the whorl it would hit the breaking band each time it tried to pass it. 

 I want to incorporate a ball bearing race at the end of the orifice so that the whole drive axle will have ball bearings which will make the wheel and flyer operate much more smoothly. Along these lines I think I have worked out a way to be able to very quickly swap bobbins out without the need for any tools or major adjustments. Just stop. Twist and pull the orifice off the axle, take the old bobbin off, drop a new bobbin (the bobbins have ball bearing races in them as well) on, lace the leader over the fly hooks, and slide and twist the orifice back into the locked position and place back into it's slot, and run the leader (no hook needed) back down through the eye of the orifice and out the orifice, and you're back to spinning. 15 second bobbin change out. 


I'm working on it... More pictures will follow. 

Slainte, 
Sponiebr
The Executor of Bad Ideas and Sundry Services. 

 

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