Wheel-y Wheel-y Good
Meet the Denisee Special (aka “Stupid Spinning Wheel”)!
My design + The Man’s welding, woodworking and general mechanical skills.
Here are the specs:
single drive, flyer-lead
weighted scotch tension
ratios: approx 8, 15, 24 to 1
The driveband is tensioned by a moveable pulley on a horizontally mounted bracket
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways….
2. The compact upright arrangement lets it have a pretty big wheel (24″) and still have a relatively small footprint (13.5″ by 26″). big wheel = higher ratios = fast
3. Single drive set-up with the pulleys on the front of the flyer allow me to change out bobbins without having to unscrew anything!
4. Since the bobbin is perpendicular to me, I can see exactly how it is filling up and when I should change hooks.
Next up- a built in-lazy kate?
Denise is such a happy girl. 🙂