Turning Blanks!

Turning Blanks!

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Oh boy!  Is Maggie excited!

She got a whole box full of lovely wood turning blanks to work on her new lathe that she got for Christmas!   She is very excited.  14 species of wood, 14 each!  Osage, black walnut, white oak, tulip popular, sycamore, hickory…  and more!

She has done a few things on her lathe, but honestly, she’s been so busy with orders, she just hasn’t had a lot of time to give it a good whirl!   She wants to learn to make drop spindles as well as spinning wheel tools and other things like beautiful crochet hooks and such!   She just loves her wood working!

Can’t wait to share with you all some of the beautiful creations that will come from her hands!

Pretty Clever!

Pretty Clever!

bobbin winder fan

Now, this is pretty clever!  Bobbin winders can be very expensive!  So why not take one of those inexpensive floor fans and add a little spindle to the fan blade spindle and you have a bobbin winder!  I’ve seen these fans brand new at the dollar store for under $20.  And then add a little table like they did and it would be perfect for your weaving studio!

Don’t you just love clever weaving hacks like this?