The walking wheel spindle head repair is complete and now that I have a proper size mailing box I will put it into the post soon. Here is the first part, and here is the second part.This is the small pulley repair with its first coat of stain to match the original.
This is the pulley with the final stain and ready for the installation of the whorl, end, or flange of the iron spindle. I first roughened up the area where the whorl will be fixed, then I washed it down with alcohol and etch the metal and the inside of the maple whorl with a fresh clove of garlic. It is attached with Fish Glue.
The whorl glued in place with its first coat of Moses T’s St. John’s Oil and yellow ocher dry powdered pigment. I allowed 24 hours to dry before moving on to the next step.
A coat of thinned shellac and a coat of burnt umber dry powdered pigment with a bit of Moses T’s St. John’s Oil.
Another thin coat of shellac then some Oil with black iron oxide which was allowed to dry overnight. The final coat was thin shellac.
I had prepared the braided corn husks for the bearings and attached them with hemp string. I will include a couple extra braided corn shuck bearings for future replacement when and if necessary. I also included a hemp drive band treated with Drive Belt Dressing.