Thursday, June 10, 2010

My electric skein winder...

...is so fantastic!! My genius husband made me this electric skein winder! It has saved me so much time, I use to re-skein my dyed yarns with a niddy-noddy, but no more! It is so wonderful, I love it so much! It was my Mother's Day gift, the best yet! My husband made a video, scroll down to watch it!
Here I will post questions asked about the skeiner just in case you have the same!

Q: What is that on the shaft of the sewing machine motor? Some kind of rubber cap to grip the wheel; but what specifically? 
A: The motor came off the sewing machine with a plastic pulley that was driving the belt. So I picked a piece of rubber hose that would go over the pulley for a better grip with the main wheel.

Q: The flat metal length with the spring, what is its job?
A: The metal bar is supporting the motor and the spring serves as a tensioner to make sure that there is contact between the motor pulley and the main wheel at all times. The main wheel is not perfectly round so that's why it requires a tensioner.













video

2 comments:

  1. You're a very lucky lady, your skein winder looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for posting the video, guess who's going to be on the lookout for a lawn mower wheel?

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  2. Would you make me one for a small price

    www.highlandcrafters.co.uk

    contact:aliswoodside@netscape.net

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