So Monday, I pieced this together, and yesterday I spent time tying it.
This is what it looks like now:
The only thing left to do is to have a binding put on, and the person I pieced it for will do that. So today I turned my attention back working on drop spindles for in the shop. Since I had the camera out I figured I would get some pictures of what I do to make them.
I start out with dowels, cut them to length, and then glue them to the wheels. The pieces in the lower corner are what I start with.
I then sand, and prime. Sand again, and base coat with 3 coats of paint. Eventually I end up with some of these:
Finally, I do the decorative painting, and then top that with 2 coats of a outdoor sealer, and I end up with a nice shiny spindle. I drill the hole, and put a hook in, adjust it, and take it out for a test spin!
This series is now available here. I am donating $5.00 from each sale to the Relay for Life.
6 years ago