Full Chisel Blog

December 14, 2009

Spinning Wheel – finished

Filed under: Historical Material,Of Interest,Restoration,Spinning Wheel,Uncategorized — Stephen Shepherd @ 2:48 pm

Spent a couple of hours this morning cleaning the mandrel and bobbin, making a small leather washer for the flyer and added leather hinges to the treadle and attached the pitman.  I had to make a couple of chestnut pegs to hold the wheel in the uprights and a length of hemp cord around the wheel twice, once around the bobbin and once around the flyer pulley with a proper knot and it spins just fine.

I then spent a couple of hours and made up some copal oil varnish, it will need to age properly and I will post about it on the morrow.

Stephen

3 Comments »

  1. Well, the wheel was picked up and the lady loved it. She owed me two hundred dollars as the balance on the repair, she bought a copy of the Universal Receipt Book and gave me a check for three hundred dollars. Nice to have happy and generous customers. Put me right in the holiday mood.

    Stephen

    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — December 18, 2009 @ 8:57 am

  2. Hi Stephen,

    I just picked up a spinning wheel at an antique shop this past week. It looks just like this one that you repaired. I was told it is from the 1890’s, but that is about it. It is missing the treadle and pitman, so I am going to have to replace them, but everything else looks to be in great condition. Is this something that someone can replace on their own or should I find someone local to fix it?

    Thanks,
    Shannon

    Comment by Shannon — April 13, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

  3. Shannon,
    You should be able to make both pieces, just copy the details from the wheel into the replacement parts. Good Luck.

    Stephen

    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — April 13, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

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