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1  Kick Spindle Construction- Advice? in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by RovingAnarchist on: May 08, 2015 06:22:15 AM
I'm tackling the building of a kick spindle this weekend, and I was hoping someone would have words of wisdom to impart. I'm using a training wheel from a child's bike for the "kicking" part, as I don't have a lot of faith in my ability to cut a decently round circle with the limited tools available. I found a picture on Flickr something like what I have in mind:

I'm wondering about the bit on the right-hand end. It looks like there's a skateboard bearing in there to make for smooth rotation. Do you think that's really necessary, or could I get away with a half-round metal cap on the spindle itself seated in a dish washer on the stand?

Thanks for your help!
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2  Re: Craft My Fandom Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by RovingAnarchist on: April 30, 2015 01:46:11 PM
The awesomeness of the package I received from AmyLynn98!!

My very own Roadkill t-shirt! (For those who need an explanation, it's a Youtube show about adventures fixing up beater cars. Mint!)

She sent me a card with a really cute puppy on it, and a photo that I can only assume is her as a child. That's not a current pic, is it?  Smiley

The TV show Grimm was one of my fandoms, and AmyLynn really did it up right with this tin! It's Nick's trailer! Beside that, you can see one side of the awesome Sons of Anarchy dog tag she made.

And just when I thought it couldn't get any better, she went and spoiled me with not one, but TWO dukes of Hazzard hoops!
The General Lee

Bo and Daisy! With CB mics in their hands! "This is Lost Sheep to Bo Peep! Y'all out there on the Hazzard net?"  Cheesy

Thank you so much, AmyLynn!
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3  Re: Fiber/Mixed Media Jewelry Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by RovingAnarchist on: March 19, 2015 01:29:42 PM
Received a wonderful package from Belladune! I got a beautiful bracelet that fits perfectly, and some tea.

Thank you for being so patient with me in my first swap. You were a great partner!
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4  T-shirts into yoga-type skirt. in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by RovingAnarchist on: March 17, 2014 05:44:13 PM
A further project ransacking that t-shirt collection (they say that every t-shirt you buy from an independent band buys them 25 miles worth of gas for the tour van. I say it's a small price to keep good music alive!). I took 2 skirts and some ridiculous sparkly ice-dancing costume fabric to make this super comfy skirt. It looks much better on, but I have no one to take photos.

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5  Pantera t-shirt into slightly girlier Pantera top in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by RovingAnarchist on: March 17, 2014 05:27:11 PM
Fitted top made from recycled Pantera shirt. I own way too many stupid band shirts, and I've been experimenting with ways to make them less bland.

and the back...
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6  Let's Go Dancing - the super sexy date night top in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by RovingAnarchist on: March 04, 2014 06:43:30 PM
Made without a pattern... it's got an easy to do up yourself clip closure on the back, a built-in bra to avoid the darn thing showing at an unfortunate moment, and is all drapey and flowy so as to move nicely with the body.

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7  Handcuffs Make Everything Better in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by RovingAnarchist on: February 27, 2014 09:51:38 PM
Found an old extra extra large Dimebag Darrell tribute shirt at my local thrift store. It was going to be jammies until we stopped at the Dollarama, where I found party supplies. Two pair of plastic handcuffs for a buck! Sold! The cuffs are detachable so they don't go through the wash. This project is surprisingly comfortable to wear, though it does require a certain frame of mind.
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8  Uneven, Over-Twisted Single in Spinning: Completed Projects by RovingAnarchist on: February 25, 2014 07:49:54 PM
100% merino, hand-dyed (admittedly not by me- I received the roving as a gift.). I intentionally made it thick and thin with extra curly bits because I wanted to get a nobby effect when it was knitted up after. I'm in that process right now, and I can tell you the extra twist was a mistake! Anyways, here's my slightly blurry first picture post to Craftster! (I've just realized that this photo is from before I set it. The yarn isn't actually this curly or this fuzzy.)
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