Spinning wheel restore #2

Lets take her apart!

So let me explain this is how this starts….

Me- Well how are we going to fix the hub/wheel?
J- Well lets look… I have to take this one piece off to look at this… well and this piece… and this one….

And before you know it poof exploded spinning wheel and my dining room table looks like this!

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Disassembled! 

But that is okay because as he is looking at mechanics and gluing things back together… I start sanding! Surprisingly sanding took care of 90%of the blemishes unfortunately we could not get all of the paint off and there is still signs of the crappy stain job (if you look really closely).

Sanding and staining!

I did not get any pictures of the sanding process.
1. Because I was totally engrossed in what I was doing

And

2. If you don’t know what sanding looks like you need to get out more!

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All sanded and ready for stain! 

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All stained! Our little helper was holding down the plastic. Trust me this is a VERY important job… and it keeps her hands out of the stain.
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The Flyer looking like a flyer again! 

We used a Honey Maple stain color. It turned out beautiful.

Can’t forget the supervisors…

Reassembling the wheel!

First we glued the outer wheel back together. Then the spokes and center hub.
As you can tell it was really high tech with a ratchet strap to hold the wheel together!

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Time to glue the center!

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While that dried. We put everything else back together. It was like a Jigsaw puzzle. But the good news is,  we had to take 2 pieces back off because we put them in the wrong place.

 

Time for the wheel to go on!

 

Now the question is… Does she spin?!?!?!?

 

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There she is! Complete once again!

Now the question is… Does she spin?!?!

J asked me to get some crap fiber to try. I told him she has been abused for so long that she deserves to spin good fiber for the first try! So here she is spinning BFL and silk blend!

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She spins beautifully!

So grand total…
50.00 on the wheel
20.00 on supply’s
Total of 70.00
7ish hours of work and we have a wonderful new to us wheel!

Now who is going to come learn to spin on her?

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