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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

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2016 in Hand Spinning

 

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