Sunday, May 27, 2018

Ray's Shed Time

Sue had requested her Swift I made some years back be altered to have larger Yoke arms. I had no idea what course the project would take once I decided to make four full new ones in hope they would be enjoyed by Sue's fellow spinners. All four were snapped up on the day Sue took them up.

Bases, slide blocks and knobs all made from QLD Red Gum from the neighbours tree cut down some time ago. The Yoke arms and connecting arms made from marine Ply. The Dowel is Tassie Oak. The first batch were all lacquered with Brush on Polly.

This was followed by a request for more to be taken along to the Spinners weekend camp this weekend. I had 4 weeks in which to do these a couple of problems popped up over the time including time at the pool 3 days a week we both needed it.

I got 3 completed had 75% of two made but needed more Marine Ply they are the darker ones below.

All the same materials as above except the arms were finished with spray on lacquer while everything else was Danish Oil. The Marine ply is just what you get off the shelf each time.

 I had just enough time left to make 4 drop spindles also also QLD Re Gum finished with UBeaut Shellawax. They range  from 28g's to 37g's

 Have to thank Sue for a lot of her help during the making of the Swifts, she did a lot of sanding of the arms and applied the finish to the arms also.

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