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« on: September 22, 2006 11:50:30 AM »

(EDIT:  I got it fixed.  It involved a hammer, candle wax, and a metal "pin punch" from the hardware store.  Now I've just got to figure out how to set up the double drive thingy and I'm ready to spin!)


..I think.

See, I ordered a used Ashford Elizabeth on eBay.  When I received it yesterday, the assembly instructions were for an Ashford Traditional, and the only ones I could find online were for the Elizabeth 2.. which is basically the same, but some of the specifics are different.

So, I commence putting it together.. and come to the part where I'm supposed to put the wheel in position, put the crank through it, then put the "hub pin" through the hole in the center of the wheel, through the holes in the crank, and out the other hole on the other side of the wheel.  At this point, I realized that I may have lost the hub pin.  I had a pin, the right length (2"), but it didn't quite fit through the crank.. at least without a hammer.  So I searched the house for literally like 5 hours, even though the wheel had never left my living room since it arrived, and came up empty handed.  Then I placed an order for a hub pin.  BUT I wanted to spin on it so badly, I started thinking, and that can be dangerous.  The instructions said the hub pin was designed to be a "tight fit" and I'd heard that to disassemble the Ashford, you have to hammer the pin out with a nail.  So I decided to see if the mysterious pin that I had would fit if I employed a hammer.  It did.  Sort of.  It's very very tight.. and now it's stuck in there and I'm still not sure it's even the right friggin' pin.  So, I guess my question is.. can anyone tell me if this is the right pin?  And if it isn't, how the heck do I get it out?  Am I going to have to order a new crank too?!

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Close-up of the pin in question.  That is NOT the crank splitting.. that's a reflection.




The pin in the crank.

EDIT:  A member of the livejournal spinning fiber community has verified that it is the correct pin.  Now I just need to know how to get it out and why it's soooo tight.
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2006 11:51:09 AM »

Aw crud, this was supposed to go in Discussions, not Completed Projects.  Sorry!
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2006 11:53:31 AM »

You can move it easily. Down in the left hand corner there. There's a tab that says "move topic" make sure you tell it not to post a redirection thread or whatever it's called.

I can't help you with your problem though. I'm sorry.
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2006 02:53:55 PM »

Hey Atla!  Glad you've gotten your wheel and it sounds like your problems are working out...

I don't have any advice to offer, but I would love to see pics once it's up and running.  Be sure to post some.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2006 04:05:03 PM »

Now that I'm through panicing, let me brag on the guy I bought it from a little bit.  I bought it used on eBay, and it was shipping from New Zealand, so I was a bit nervous.  The seller I bought it from (rotjoa) said it would take about 2 weeks to arrive, and it only took 4 days!  He had carefully bubblewrapped every part individually, and it was packed extraordinarily well.  He included 5 different bags of wool, 2 whites, a light grey, a dark grey, and a black, and since I've only spun BFL and Merino in the past, this stuff is so sproingy and fun to work with.

Anyway, I've finally got everything worked out and she's performing beautifully!  I was worried that I might not be able to spin thinner yarn until I ordered the hi-speed kit.. completely not true!  I was worried her orifice would be too small for really bulky yarn.. it's much bigger than my Babe's!  I was worried that I wouldn't be able to adjust to single treadle, but it seems that I prefer it over DT.  She's so pretty, pretty, pretty, and so smooth!  I definitely made the right decision. Cheesy



If you go to my flickr photos (link in the sig), there are photos of her before assembly.. wrapped, unwrapped, then assembled.
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2006 05:19:17 PM »

Is it wrong that I started singing baa baa black sheep when I was reading about the wool that came with your wheel? It's a beauty, I'm sure she'll serve you well!
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