Sunday, December 17, 2006

Castle Spinning Wheel

It's been a while since I've posted any new photos, and while I've turned a variety of items since my last post, I thought I'd start off here with my most recent project, a small castle-style spinning wheel (including three bobbins and a Lazy Kate). Construction of this spinning wheel involved both wood turning and woodworking techniques. Basically, everything in the photos that is round saw some time on the lathe - including the drive wheel, which was on the lathe for three separate steps. Remarkably, the spinning wheel actually spins fiber quite well. The wheel is made principally from cherry, hard maple, and red birch.