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Keith Selbo

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Keith Selbo

General Information

Spin your own yarn without spending a fortune on a spinning wheel.

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Material Description Price
Bamboo Plywood

Bamboo Plywood

Thickness: 1/4 in, Plies: 5, Type: Plywood, Species: Bamboo, Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in

$11.49

$11.49
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1

Cut wheel halves

16 minutes

Cut out the wheel halves on the x-carve using the digital design file.

2

insert the balast

4 minutes

cut two 4.3 in. lengths of eighth inch dia. 50/50 solder and insert one each into the grooves in the wheel halves. Glue the halves together.

3

make the shaft

5 minutes

cut a ten inch length of quarter inch dowel. taper one end by spinning it against a sander. Screw a threaded hook into the other end. If you can’t find a tiny hook, you can make one by opening an eyelet with pliers.

4

Insert the shaft

1 minute

Insert the shaft in the wheel leaving the hooked end protruding approximately two and a quarter inches from the wheel.

5

finishing

5 minutes

Rub with boiled linseed oil. Let dry over night.

6

Spin

220 minutes

Forever actually.

For spinning instructions follow this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R0Lb1qA7kE