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I've just got a new - 2nd hand - spinning wheel. From a shop where they could tell me nothing about it - hehe, not even if it's working or decorative. I do believe it's a 'real" one. Not antique, it's wooden and obviously made not long ago and not as a DIY project, one can say the wood was worked on a contemporary wood-turning lathe. But it was lacking the strap. Since I have no idea what brand or anything it is... I wonder if I can do anything else for finding a correct one (beside somehow making something - well, making my hubby make something - from some straps he can find...).
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Good luck to you! I remember reading that some people have used the foot panel & wheel from old
treadle sewing machines to make spinning wheels for spinning wool. Maybe you could find an old
leather strap from one of those that is beyond repair, for your own needs. You need a second-hand
place that sells old things that are very cheap, so you can get a bargain & get your wheel moving.
Good luck!
Moisey
 

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If you Google "identifying spinning Wheels" and go to Images you might find it there and so learn a bit of its history. I have found a lot of my information on my wheels there ... It could be the first of many :) Glad your find has gone to a good home.
 

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If you can show us a photo of the wheel, we might be able to identify it for you.
 

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I found a spinner through Google. I took it to her and she was able to tell me everything about it. I left it with her so she could give it a "tuneup"!
 

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Here are some pictures - not great quality, I'm afraid.
 

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What a beautiful wheel!

It's the drive band that appears to be missing.
 

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IndigoSpinner said:
What a beautiful wheel!

It's the drive band that appears to be missing.
Thanks!
I had no idea what it's called - and it's very hard to look for something I don't even know the name of...
 

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HandyFamily said:
Thanks!
I had no idea what it's called - and it's very hard to look for something I don't even know the name of...
This should help:

http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/storefront/en-us/dept_48.html

They look a little different on different kinds of spinning wheels.

http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/04/parts-of-a-spinning-wheel/

http://norsewoodsmith.com/content/spinning-wheel-de-constructing-original

https://halcyonyarn.com/news/how-to-choose-a-spinning-wheel/17969

You might have to scroll down on some of these pages.
 

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Did you get more than one bobbin with it?

If not, you'll probably want to find a woodworker who can duplicate the bobbin you have for you and make a few more.
 

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I only have one bobbin... Ha, the people from the ship I got it from didn't even know if it was working or decorative. I guess I'll just have to make do with one... I do need the drive band much more.
 

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I use twine fron walmart for a drive band, just tie it until it's tight enough to turn the wheel. Also, measure the outside diameter s of the bobbin, bobbin orfice, and how wide the ends are because places like Ashford can replace bobbins. Adjust the scotch tension. Rub her down with warm linseed oil and fire that baby up! Have fun!
 

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Rarely look through the section - delighted to see your new wheel - yes, you can jury-rig a drive band, it is not computer science, until you identify your wheel and get the proper one. Wondering why this was not in our new section for spinning and weaving?
 
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