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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Building a PVC spinning wheel on: February 24, 2009 11:27:49 AM
So, after a really nasty experience of getting scammed while trying to buy a wheel, I've decided to look into building my own. I think the concept behind the Babe wheels is great, but as a starving student, I really can't afford the $200 price tag.

I've done some research and I think I have a good idea of what to do to make my own PVC wheel, but one part I'm having trouble figuring out is the flyer and the bobbin (i.e. how do they interact/attach to each other). More specifically, I'm not really sure how I would do the tension for the bobbin. Also, what cheap material could I use as a bobbin/use to make a bobbin?

Just to give you an idea of my resources here, I'm trying to keep the price under $100, and I don't really have access to any heavy duty power tools (nothing for woodworking).

Any advice or info here would help. Thanks everyone!  Smiley
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