Monday, March 26, 2012
A new DIY Kick Spindle (Mother Marion's Spindle) for me!
I think he'd be upset if he knew I was blogging this picture. He is not happy with the way it looks as I was urging him to just "slap it together" so I could use it already! But now that he knows how it works and the proper angles, he wants to make me another one, but prettier. Okay, I can live with that! LOL First of all, the base need not be so long but it is nice and sturdy without any wobbling or moving at all. That was my only complaint about the kick spindles I've seen for sale. The bases look too clunky and unstable. He also wants to find another ball bearing to go into the upright support so that it might spin longer and faster. He wants to make it more decorative by carving designs into the kick wheel and perhaps make it more portable. Right now you can remove the spindle, whorl and kick wheel but the upright support is fixed. It was a learning experience for him and I am the happy recipient of his experiment.