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« on: August 01, 2008 05:02:55 PM »

Hi all! I'm thinking about making a spindle and was wondering what, besides a wooden toy wheel, could be used. The CD ones look interesting, but how does it attach? If this has already been asked, I'm sorry for repeating. Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008 08:31:22 AM »

I used a rubber sink gasket of some kind... The inside is the size of the dowel, and the outside is the size of the hole in the CD, and they came in a 2-pack.  I'll snap a pic if you need...
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2008 03:48:31 PM »

i made these today, took me the whole day too ^^. they are made out of chopsticks and i use a small metal rod thiny used to sand wood down to make indentations for the cross or where they intersect so they can stay better. then i glued it with hot glue, added a metal nut at the bottom for some weight. in the picture is 3 top whorl and should be 3 bottom whorl which will be used for bulky or med with a mini-sampler niddy noddy built into it(1 is not shown but still the same).

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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2008 04:48:05 PM »

Thank you, shootingstar. I'll have to make a trip to the hardware store - which can be fun sometimes. All of those little washers, rings, hooks, etc can get the creative juices flowing.
Kanhoro, those are so cool. I love the niddy-noddy addition. I hadn't thought of adding weight. Great idea!
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2008 05:04:59 PM »

only problem now is with the top whorl, i cant figure out a way i can use it to wind it so i dont have to rewind into a ball or ring(for andean plying), is there a way i can wind it onto the spindle and then just slip it off the bottom and have a centerpull ball sorta?
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2008 08:12:58 AM »

If you don't wind it too tightly, and leave the end out where you can get to it, I don't see why you can't just slip it off the end.  My problem is that I don't want to lose the twist (or the yarn) so I tend to wrap everything really tightly so it won't slip off.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2008 08:44:56 AM »

thats what i do too. i tried that before, but it still got tangled...
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2008 08:49:24 AM »

I think you're just going to have to be very precise about the way that you wrap it.  You know how when you buy a skein of yarn at the store, it's wrapped a very specific way, back and forth, all the way around?  You probably need to do it like that to keep it from getting tangled.
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2008 09:57:29 AM »

hmm true, maybe i can use the "niddy noddy spindle" and wrap it and take it off to use as a braclet for a sort of a andean plying?
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2008 10:03:55 AM »

I've never seen/used a niddy noddy spindle (it's the one in the pic you posted, right?), but from how I'm imagining it working, it sounds feasible...
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Finally got one...
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