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« on: November 04, 2009 09:26:24 AM »

I am building a spinning wheel for my daughter. Since I don't have access
to a wheel, it would be a big help if a few of you could measure the thickness
of the drive wheel and post it here. Please post the brand and model also.

The thickness affects the total mass of the wheel, so I want to get an idea
of what is commonly used.

Thanks a bunch!

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009 10:38:40 AM »

Ashford Traveller  Wheel diameter is 18" and is 1" across.  The wood is New Zealand Silver Beech

Kromski Sonota wheel diameter is 19" and 1-1/4" across.  The wood is European alder and birch
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009 10:55:16 AM »

Thank you so much.

I am planning on building her a castle style with an 18" drive wheel
from cherry. Cherry is approximately the same density as Silver Beech,
so that info should get me started.
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009 05:59:12 AM »

NP!  Do you have wheel plans you're working from?

Ashford has a wonderful page with assembly guides that may help ... or may not!

Please post pictures of your finished wheel!
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009 07:02:59 AM »

No plans except what is in my head. Woodworkers that can't make their own plans have always puzzled me.  Cheesy

I *will* have to make CAD drawings for a few parts - mainly due to the complexity of the flyer and whorl.

When it is finished, I will try to remember to post some pictures.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009 10:10:15 AM »

Totally understand!  My husband didn't make my wheel, but he's made a lot of spinning accessories for me, like a cradle picker, numerous nostepinnes & niddy-noddies, 3-bobbin arched lazy kate, numerous spindles, warping board, spinning chair ... and on and on!  None from pre-drawn plans (except what he had in his head)
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2009 01:33:32 PM »

I just wanted to say, this is SO sweet of you!
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2009 01:57:34 PM »

KRJ, Read your other post (Mom new best friend) before this one

You're so funny!  (but you did forget Mom's best fair weather friend.)

Careful Plowman, KRJ's on a roll ... yoyou may get a proposal of marriage soon!
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