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A Conundrum

8 Feb

My dear friend stopped by to see me after a business meeting and tried to help figure out the spinning wheel.  The first thing we decided was that it really needed some work because most of the parts that were supposed to move were frozen in place.  We took it to my dad for some help.

After much work, we finally got this stubborn piece to move.

Then it and the rest of the wheel came apart for a good cleaning and oiling.

Then we glued the legs in so they wouldn’t fall out.

It was a bit of a task to make sure everything was lined up properly when it was put back together.

The real test of course was would it spin?

It did!  It spins.

It does not, however, pull the yarn in to wrap around the bobbin.

We’re calling it quits for now and doing more research, so it might still be able to be used some day.  For now, she was kind enough to leave me a loaner wheel to try and figure out how to spin.

Of course, we had lots of help from the critters.

Quite frankly, my dad was way more helpful than either Snickers or Sky.

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Spinning Wheel

11 Jan

I might have mentioned to my sister, who goes to a lot of auctions, that I would like a spinning wheel.  When one turned up, she asked how much I was willing to pay, and I told her.  Well, that wasn’t enough, but she kept bidding and paid the difference.  I do appreciate my sister.

She even delivered it for me!

I know nothing about spinning wheels, but it looks pretty.

I did see it is missing a little leather piece, and it seriously needs oiled.

I think I need some expert help.  Sky is trying, but he doesn’t seem to know much about spinning wheels either.  He does pretty good at cleaning though.