Canadian Production Wheel!

Look what I found!!!!!

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Isn’t she pretty?

I was lucky on the weekend – we found this beauty at a small Ontario flea market, completely unexpected (we stopped for the fries, lol) and an extremely good deal!

She even spins! After a few repairs and adjustments and after creating her a cheap homemade whorl. I used a small toy wooden wheel, from the craft store, and a file (to create the groove for the drive band). The predrilled hole turned out to be the perfect size to thread onto the flyer shaft by hand, creating the threads by the threading itself. šŸ™‚ An excellent (if not long term) fix for less than $1.50!

the wheel;

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there are two grooves in the wheel;

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the hub;

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the flyer/bobbin/mother of all;

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that ‘fancy’ homemade whorl;

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which started like this;

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and ended up like this; (I used the knitting needle and a small rubber piece which fit on the needle to help me keep the groove even. It made things a lot easier!)

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the maidens look like this;

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she has a pretty narrow front;

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leg detail/cast iron treadle;

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Lovely, lovely wheel. I’m so happy to have saved her!!!

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