Wheel tune up

I spent my Christmas Sunday tuning up my spinning wheel.

I got it cleaned up.

I got it cleaned up.

Re-glued some of the joints.  I had to rig up a clamping system because none of my clamps were long enough.

Re-glued some of the joints. I had to rig up a clamping system because none of my clamps were long enough.

I got the wheel and whorls strung properly so that the bobbin and  fly wheels spin at different speeds...as they should.  And I got the bobbin and orifice primed.

I got the wheel and whorls strung properly so that the bobbin and fly wheel spin at different speeds…as they should. And I got the bobbin and orifice primed.

I put a drop of sewing machine oil on the moving parts.

I put a drop of sewing machine oil on the moving parts.

Tomorrow, I try spinning this!

Tomorrow, I try spinning this!

 

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