My Great Wheel

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

Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

4 thoughts on “My Great Wheel

      1. 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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