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erikasewing
« on: May 03, 2008 07:51:26 PM »

Hi all.  For anyone interested, I am posting instructions for building a skein winder out of PVC pipe.  Someone on ravelry was interested and wanted to share a link for some fellow knitters who are not on ravelry yet.  Hope this helps.





INSTRUCTIONS:

 If you are going to use a handle or crank, get that part first.  Make sure the handle can be screwed onto a bolt.  Bring the handle with you to the hardware store to see what width of bolt you need.

Get these additional parts:

For the swift part:
  One long piece of PVC pipe (I used 1/2 inch diameter)
  One cross shaped ("slip" instead of the kind that have to be threaded) PVC connector (for middle)
  4 PVC Tee shaped slip connectors
  4 PVC Elbow shaped slip connectors *** make sure all of the connectors are the same diameter of your pipe***

For the stand (you could use wood here instead if you want):
  1 long piece 1 1/2 inch wide PVC pipe
  4 1 1/2 inch Tee shaped PVC connectors

Hardware needed:
  5 1/2 inch bolt of whatever width your handle requires (mine was 5/16 mm)
  2 flat washers that fit bolt
  2 Hex nuts that fit bolt
  2 nylon (or metal) spacers 1 inch long

    Also, you will need some glue that will adhere to PVC pipe so that you can glue the pieces together.

To assemble:

Using a hand saw, cut 4 pieces of PVC pipe for the four arms of the swift, 4 shorter pieces for the part the yarn will wrap on and if you are making a stand with the PVC cut those pieces, too.

I don't have a diagram, so I would suggest just looking at the picture and, using the appropriate glue, glue the swift part together.

Assemble stand if making.

Then, you will need a drill with a bit that will work on PVC pipe (if you don't have the right bit, you can buy one for about $5).

Drill a hole that is the same size as your bolt into the middle of the cross slip PVC connector.  Also, drill the same size hole into the stand where you want the swift to hang.

Finally assemble in this order:

1.bolt
2. nut
3. washer
4. through swift
5. washer
6. bolt

Tighten the bolts.

Then add two spacers before putting the bolt through the stand and cap it all off by screwing on the handle.

That's it!!

   
This cost about $10 to make.

About $7 for PVC pipe and hardware.
$3 for the handle, which came from a Sno-Cone maker I found at the thrift store.

edit:  See post 7 here for a proposed modification.
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008 08:00:29 PM »

great idea ... I like it alot. Thank you for posting the tut
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008 08:04:57 PM »

Very interesting. And cheap too. You can buy knobs at the hardware store too. I'm not too sure about the rest of the handle.

Your title says "PVS"
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2008 08:13:05 PM »

Thank you sactownsue!!

 I fixed the mistake.
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008 09:50:33 PM »

great tute, thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2008 09:03:50 AM »

This is a great instructional! I asked my bf if he would make one for me and he said yes! YAY! Thank you so much for sharing!
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2008 12:22:54 PM »

That's great liebschien.  By the way, I have a modification I'd like to try when I get around to it.  If your BF is going to make this for you, you might consider this.
 From the picture, you can see there are 4 T connectors on the swift (not the stand).  I was thinking of getting these and the PVC pipe that will connect out from them in a bigger size so they could slide up and down the 4 bars that extend out from the middle, thereby allowing me to adjust it for the length of skein I need.  Holes could be drilled and bolts with wing nuts (or maybe a metal hook similar to what is used to change weights on universal exercise machines) could be used to change the T position along the 4 bars.  If I try this, I will post a picture.  I just don't have time at the moment.

Good luck!
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2008 12:45:49 PM »

That's great liebschien.  By the way, I have a modification I'd like to try when I get around to it.  If your BF is going to make this for you, you might consider this.
 From the picture, you can see there are 4 T connectors on the swift (not the stand).  I was thinking of getting these and the PVC pipe that will connect out from them in a bigger size so they could slide up and down the 4 bars that extend out from the middle, thereby allowing me to adjust it for the length of skein I need.  Holes could be drilled and bolts with wing nuts (or maybe a metal hook similar to what is used to change weights on universal exercise machines) could be used to change the T position along the 4 bars.  If I try this, I will post a picture.  I just don't have time at the moment.

Good luck!
That should work. I had a project that I did with one inch (and 1-1/4 inch) pipe and used the 1-1/4 inch T's so they could slide around. I didn't want mine in a specific place but easily movable.
Does the stand wobble w/o end caps?
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2008 07:14:35 AM »

This is such an awesome idea!
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2008 08:42:19 PM »

Wow, that looks easy, affordable and awesome!!! Thank you so much for sharing! I think that I may ask my DH for one...... Wink
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