Wheel-Maker's Craft Books
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Guide to Restoring an Antique Spinning Wheel
96 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
$24.95 plus $3.95 shipping*
"...a no-nonsense guide for those who want to master the techniques of their ancestors.... Giving readers everything they need to know, Guide to Restoring an Antique Spinning Wheel is an excellent, specialist's resource.
-Midwest Book Review
Guide to Restoring an Antique Spinning Wheel reveals the "mysteries of the old wheel makers" providing tips, tricks and old time recipes for reviving the spinning tools of yesterday.
Complete with a glimpse into the early days of the wheel-makers and craft of handspinning.
Guide to Making Spinning Wheel Flyers and Wheels
128 pages, paperback, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
$36.95 plus $3.95 shipping*
"...a straightforward, step-by-step walkthrough of the process of making or repairing the flyer or wheel of a classic spinning-wheel. A section devoted to basic spinning-wheel mechanics rounds out this specialized, extensively detailed guide, illustrated with black-and-white photographs and diagrams. An excellent resource especially recommended for anyone charged with fixing or maintaining a beloved antique spinning-wheel."
-Midwest Book Review
There is a unique satisfaction in using a fully functional spinning wheel, made by one's own hands. Flyers and wheels can be the most challenging components...and often make, or break, the final product. Guide to Making Spinning wheel Flyers and Wheelsprovides step by step instructions for successfully making these critical parts..."
Guide to Making Spinning Wheels Saxony, Irish Castle and Accelerator Wheels
128 pages, paperback, 6 x 9
$48.95 +$3.95 shipping*
This book is for anyone who has ever tried to make a spinning wheel from one of those craft plans. A wheel builder since 1997, Carson Cooper explains how to make a 30 inch Saxony spinning wheel, Irish Castle Wheel and Double wheel Accelerator with common tools. Detailed drawings and instructions are given for each.
Guide to Making Spinning Wheels provides detailed plans for making these three classic spinning-wheels, enhanced by the addition of modern day bearings and materials. Drawings, dimensions and material lists come straight from the working plans of a professional wheel-builder.
Affaire 'd Amour with a French Spinning Wheel
128 pages, paperback 6 x 9
Out of Print
Affaire d'Amour with a French Spinning Wheel provides detailed plans for making four classic inspired spinning wheels, both as they were made in 1792, and also an enhanced version including the addition of modern day bearings and material lists come straight from the working plans of a professional wheel builder.