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psychwardmascot
« on: June 07, 2012 08:06:40 PM »

With the better part of a day and some junk from my garage I built this:



Here's a close up of the spindle set up:



It actually works pretty well, though it has to be repaired a lot.

Ingredients:

Bike wheel
Wastebasket
Melted record
Plastic box
Ceramic wheel
Meat thermometer
Particle board
Nails
Duck tape

Anyone could make something like this, would anyone be interested if I wrote up a little guide to making a junk spinning wheel?
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madcrafter
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012 08:40:22 PM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012 02:10:52 AM »

Whoa!  This is incredible - love the Franken-wheel!  I'd love to see how you made it, but my mechanical skills are pretty poor, so I'm not sure I could follow a tute!  Grin

One thing I'm wondering - is it comfy to spin with her?  Do you sit her on a table to spin?  I can't imagine working that close to the floor!
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012 07:26:25 AM »

Right on!  This is very thrifty and nifty.  You spin her as you would spin a great wheel?
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012 10:54:49 AM »

Cool!  Way to recycle!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012 02:24:08 PM »

Oh, please!  I would love a spinning wheel but just can't afford one.  If you made a little tute, I would love you forever!
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LaughingLark
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2012 06:22:44 PM »

 What a fantastic contraption! I would love to learn how to do this. I love creative re-use, and I have been wanting to make a great wheel for spinning long-draw. Do you use it on a table top?
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012 01:25:02 PM »

Yes! I would love to see a tutorial!
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