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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2012 06:26:25 AM »

Can anyone post links or pictures of your own spinning wheels for reference and point out the areas that you would like to see changed or altered?
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2012 03:20:29 PM »

Sorry about the delay, found some time today to get the main and secondary pillars turned.

Pictures as promised.
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2012 03:58:30 PM »

Beautiful.  
I still haven't found a picture of my oriface, but I've found a few images for you, of what would be a good oriface, for me anyway.
http://www.wheelsandwhorls.co.nz/shop/spinning-wheels/ashford-joy/freedom-flyer-kit-jumbo-flyer-for-the-joy-spinning-wheel/prod_388.html

http://www.susansfibershop.com/majacraft.htm

Don't get me wrong, I love my wheel, with it's innie oriface.  But it would be nice to have a corkscrew style too.
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« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2012 06:27:51 AM »

I'm really liking the corkscrew orifice, I'm thinking that a combination of the majacraft aura bobbins and and the bobbin and open orifice from Spinolution would be the best bets for making the whole thing more modular.

Going to do up some drawings when I have time and post here for feedback.

Cheers!
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2012 05:40:56 AM »

Forgot do do drawings for upload, turned some more pieces for the wheels instead.
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Maidens, oakMain HoldersWool carriers, poplar (I think)

Main Pillar

Secondary Pillar
I did all these yesterday afternoon, I quite like the maidens, fun turning those. I went ahead and sanded everything, then gave it a coat of polyurethane, will buff later before assembly.
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2012 05:49:51 AM »

That is gorgeous work.  I can't wait to see it all together.
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2012 10:43:45 PM »

Did another set of maidens today and started on spokes for the wheels, got a few done, pics later.
Plan for tomorrow, finish spokes, cut boards for outer diameter of the wheel and build jig for gluing and pinning the wheel together.
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