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My Great Wheel

02 Sep

After years of looking and wishing, I finally found an intact Great Wheel on Craigslist at a price I could afford. I’m beyond thrilled to be spinning on this piece of history. It works great! Such a testimony

to craftsmanship in days gone by. Enjoy the photos.

Intimidator at home 8-29-16

as it arrived

The Intimidator

cleaned up and spinning

front detail

front bench detail

spindle back

spindle from the front

 

 

spindle front

spindle view while spinning

wheel end shot

wide wheel

wooden screw

detail of the tensioner

The Intimidator and Suzie

gorgeous wheel beside the modern day Majacraft Suzie

tension screw and nut on the bench

tension screw and nut on the bench

wheel post opposite wheel

wheel post opposite wheel

wheel post rough side

wheel post rough side

bench pitting

bench pitting

wheel nail joins

wheel nail joins

wheel nail head

wheel nail head

interior wheel hub with metal reinforcements

interior wheel hub with metal reinforcements

axle with brass fitting

axle with brass fitting

tension screw and nut undone

tension screw and nut undone

back legs glued in

back legs glued in

front leg and underside of screw

front leg and underside of screw

wheel hub - spinning side

wheel hub – spinning side

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4 Comments

Posted by on September 2, 2016 in Hand Spinning

 

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4 responses to “My Great Wheel

  1. kindredcottage

    February 20, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    I have a wheel almost an identical to yours! 🙂 I would LOVE to know what you finished it with? its quite beautiful and you made that old dry wood look like its radiant and glowing!!!
    thanks in advance for any helps!
    Michele

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    • Pegg Thomas

      February 20, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      I used Howard Feed-N-Wax. It took almost the whole bottle! Rub it in, leave it for 24 hours, buff with a soft cloth. I’d love to see a photo of your wheel!

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      • kindredcottage

        February 21, 2017 at 12:13 am

        oh such a quick reply!! thank you!!! well, i found your post in the Ravelry Spindle group thread! and when i followed your link i about fell over! LOL i have pictures of it when i first got it in my ravelry stash! i am kindredcottage on ravelry!

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  2. Pegg Thomas

    February 21, 2017 at 12:18 am

    They could be sisters alright!

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