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  • M Descoteau
    Hi All, My wife loves knitting, and she loves dyeing her own yarn, but all she has at the moment is a drop spindle to spin the yarn....  I m looking for a
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 26, 2010
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      Hi All, My wife loves knitting, and she loves dyeing her own yarn, but all she has at the moment is a drop spindle to spin the yarn....  I'm looking for a spinning wheel pattern that can be done with limited tools, as most of mine are packed away till I can get a work shed build.

      Any help would be great.

      Thanks.

      Mike


    • Marcy Bell
      My husband made a couple of pvc wheels, similar to the Babe wheels. No pattern, he just did it, they re pretty straightforward. He used bicycle wheels for the
      Message 2 of 5 , Jul 26, 2010
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        My husband made a couple of pvc wheels, similar to the Babe wheels. No pattern, he just did it, they're pretty straightforward. He used bicycle wheels for the wheel part. They worked great. I, personally, prefer drop spindles, though, because I'm not trying to make large amounts of yarn, I just like the meditative action. If you're looking for an actual pattern, once again, I think Mother Earth News has one on their website in their archives.


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        Hi All, My wife loves knitting, and she loves dyeing her own yarn, but all she has at the moment is a drop spindle to spin the yarn....  I'm looking for a spinning wheel pattern that can be done with limited tools, as most of mine are packed away till I can get a work shed build.

        Any help would be great.

        Thanks.

        Mike


      • D'vorah bint al-Attar
        ... You can purchase plans for many spinning wheel designs. One potential source is the book A No-Lathe Saxony-Style Spinning Wheel Construction Manual by
        Message 3 of 5 , Jul 26, 2010
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          On 26 Jul 2010, at 1:42 PM, M Descoteau wrote:

          > Hi All, My wife loves knitting, and she loves dyeing her own yarn, but all she has at the moment is a drop spindle to spin the yarn.... I'm looking for a spinning wheel pattern that can be done with limited tools, as most of mine are packed away till I can get a work shed build.

          You can purchase plans for many spinning wheel designs. One potential source is the book "A No-Lathe Saxony-Style Spinning Wheel Construction Manual" by Richard Schneider. If you want a simple design, you can build a charkha tabletop wheel from a cigar box. (That was from http://www.ehow.com/way_5896889_homemade-spinning-wheels.html -- Links at the bottom point to more designs.)

          If you specifically want to make a wheel rather than buy it, and if she wants function more than she wants form, try these beginner wheels for purchase: http://hubpages.com/hub/Spinning-Wheels-for-the-Beginner

          ...And/or do a Google search for something like "PVC spinning wheel." You'll get lots of how-to tips.
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        • O.B. Livion
          Spin-Off magazine has a free PDF about building a little great wheel (spindle wheel) that is fairly simple and requires only simple tools.  They do require
          Message 4 of 5 , Jul 27, 2010
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            Spin-Off magazine has a free PDF about building a little great wheel (spindle wheel) that is fairly simple and requires only simple tools.  They do require that you sign up for their free site to get to it (or I would post it here for you).
             
            To get there, go to www.spinofmagazine.com and register.  Once registered, go to Free Stuff, How-To and the plans are Making Dreams Come True, Building a Little Great Wheel.
             
            Rhea

             
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          • Beth and Bob Matney
            Thank you for the link.. however there is a slight typo with a missing f . The correct is http://www.spinoffmagazine.com/ A direct link to the Free Stuff is
            Message 5 of 5 , Jul 27, 2010
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              Thank you for the link.. however there is a slight typo with a
              missing 'f'. The correct is http://www.spinoffmagazine.com/

              A direct link to the "Free Stuff' is here
              http://www.spinoffmagazine.com/media/8/default.aspx

              I found 'Making Dreams Come True: Building a Little Great Wheel' by
              Margaret Heathman
              http://www.spinoffmagazine.com/media/p/138.aspx

              and also the <http://www.spinoffmagazine.com/media/p/59.aspx>Cigar
              Box Charkha .

              Thanks!
              Beth

              At 11:54 AM 7/27/2010, you wrote:


              >Spin-Off magazine has a free PDF about building a little great wheel
              >(spindle wheel) that is fairly simple and requires only simple
              >tools. They do require that you sign up for their free site to get
              >to it (or I would post it here for you).
              >
              >To get there, go to
              ><http://www.spinofmagazine.com>www.spinofmagazine.com and
              >register. Once registered, go to Free Stuff, How-To and the plans
              >are Making Dreams Come True, Building a Little Great Wheel.
              >
              >Rhea
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