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I am looking for a set of plans for a double peddle spinning wheel.
I have pretty much exhausted the search thing and found a couple but the
pics are very bad so it's hard to tell the true look of the finished
product.
I am hoping someone here knows of some.

Thanks to all in advance,
Lee



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walnutlvr wrote:
I am looking for a set of plans for a double peddle spinning wheel. I
have pretty much exhausted the search thing and found a couple but
the pics are very bad so it's hard to tell the true look of the
finished product. I am hoping someone here knows of some.


Try doing a Google /image/ search to narrow down the choices visually.

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Thanks Morris but I really am looking for plans and that search didn't seem
to work. I use metacrawler and uses several search engines including Google




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Try doing a Google /image/ search to narrow down the choices visually.

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Thanks Morris but I really am looking for plans and that search didn't
seem to work. I use metacrawler and uses several search engines including
Google



http://images.google.com/images?as_q...images&as_st=y

Will this help?



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A bit but still no decent plans.
Won't be able to read replies til around midnight cst gotta go to work



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Will this help?








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I am looking for a set of plans for a double peddle spinning wheel.
I have pretty much exhausted the search thing and found a couple but the
pics are very bad so it's hard to tell the true look of the finished
product.
I am hoping someone here knows of some.


It's only a single pedal wheel, but the 1929 Popular Mechnics Shop Notes
has a pretty comprehensive plan for a colonial-style spinning wheel on
pages 25-32. The book is available in reprint from Lee Valley. It
seems to me it wouldn't be altogether impossible to come up with a
redesign of a single pedal wheel to have two pedals; I don't begin to
know enough about spinning to know if double pedal also generally
implies additional changes, though.

To be honest, I'm not completely sold on the styling of this design; it
looks rather too heavy and highly styled for my tastes--a little too
much turning and not enough general proportion, I guess.

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walnutlvr wrote:

I am looking for a set of plans for a double peddle spinning wheel.
I have pretty much exhausted the search thing and found a couple but the
pics are very bad so it's hard to tell the true look of the finished
product.
I am hoping someone here knows of some.

Thanks to all in advance,
Lee


]

Lee, I was just looking for the same thing. The best I found is listed
below, though they are single pedal and not dual. However, converting them
to dual pedal is "a piece of cake." All you have to do is make a slight
modification to the way the pedal attaches and put an extra crook in the
axle. Also, looking at the Ashford of a friend of mine, I am going to
modify the Maidens to accept sintered bronze bearings, like the Ashford
uses.

http://www.woodcraftplans.com/fd181.htm

http://www.woodcraftplans.com/fd182.htm

I ordered both sets and had then in about four days, not bad.

I built the Popular Mechanics wheel and it is not bad. Since it was my
first, I really cannot judge the plans but they appear easier to follow
than the ones mentioned above. The reason I am going with the above is
that I (my daughter actually) want a larger wheel than the 17/18" in the
Popular Mechanincs plans.

If I can be of any help, give me a shout.

Deb
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Dr Deb,
Thank you for the suggestion and link. I was looking at those plans but
wasn't sure if they where what she wanted. Turns out if I can convert it to
two pedal she would like the large wheel.
Again thank you.
Lee




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Lee, I was just looking for the same thing. The best I found is listed
below, though they are single pedal and not dual. However, converting
them
to dual pedal is "a piece of cake." All you have to do is make a slight
modification to the way the pedal attaches and put an extra crook in the
axle. Also, looking at the Ashford of a friend of mine, I am going to
modify the Maidens to accept sintered bronze bearings, like the Ashford
uses.

http://www.woodcraftplans.com/fd181.htm

http://www.woodcraftplans.com/fd182.htm

I ordered both sets and had then in about four days, not bad.

I built the Popular Mechanics wheel and it is not bad. Since it was my
first, I really cannot judge the plans but they appear easier to follow
than the ones mentioned above. The reason I am going with the above is
that I (my daughter actually) want a larger wheel than the 17/18" in the
Popular Mechanincs plans.

If I can be of any help, give me a shout.

Deb



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"walnutlvr" wrote in :

Dr Deb,
Thank you for the suggestion and link. I was looking at those plans
but wasn't sure if they where what she wanted. Turns out if I can
convert it to two pedal she would like the large wheel.
Again thank you.
Lee


I have a naive question: What is the advantage of dual pedals?

I forget what the similar piece of equipment was where I had a single pedal
keeping a wheel going, but the flywheel action was such that a single wheel
was no problem.

FWIW ...

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My wife says it's easier to start and keep going in the correct direction
and it's less tiring............that said it's what she wants and I am not
going to argue as she bought me a lathe to turn the spindles ))




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I have a naive question: What is the advantage of dual pedals?


I forget what the similar piece of equipment was where I had a single
pedal
keeping a wheel going, but the flywheel action was such that a single
wheel
was no problem.

FWIW ...

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