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    Just skewing around

    Loml recently got a new spinning wheel (that makes three...) made out of nice cherry wood. One of the accessories is an "orifice hook" used to hook the yarn or leader through a small opening in the spinny part. The hook that came with the wheel was sad black plastic, so I was asked to make one... well... they are kind of fun to make Some cherry, some walnut (black and white), two maple burl piece I got from my cousins burn pile Mostly just playing around with techniques and forms, not in love with all of the end points but fun to make.

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    Well Ryan i don't know a thing about that kind of spinning. But i'm sure that these will not only work well for her, but look 100% better than any plastic ones.

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    I gotta agree with Steve.

    Very pleasing designs
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    Not only that but they would look good hanging from a tree.

    Don't know anything about it, but it looks like fun.

    Enjoy,

    JimB
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    Can only agree with what has been said. I will add that it appears you have the skew use down pat.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Can only agree with what has been said. I will add that it appears you have the skew use down pat.
    Not quite what you don't see there are the parts I turned off because of catches or gouges That's the nice thing about gew gaws like this, if you mess them up they are still generally salvageable Was getting a little better by then end of the day though, another 2000-3000 hours and I might almost be passable.

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    Looking good, Ryan. I'm with you...another 2000 to 3000 hours and I'll be decent with a skew, too.
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    I don't know Ryan, but aI know you made some really cool stuff! Pen turners by nature can skew anyone!
    Last edited by Jim Burr; 07-24-2012 at 04:06 PM.
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    Things like that are always more fun to do. Designs and ideas just keep on coming and makes it hard to stop.
    Dennis

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