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Spinning and Dyeing Yarn
A kick spindle may also be called a Mother Marion Wheel and is easy to make using readily available materials. A heavier base will keep your kick spindle from sliding across the floor when you are using it.

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  • How to make a spindle. Building A Kick Spindle - Step 1
    Step 1

    The base used here was a piece of 5cm (2in) thick wood that measured 18 x 23cm (7 x 9in). You can use any size of wooden base, as long as it’s thick enough to drill into. Drill an indentation (with a drill fitted with a 13mm/½in bit) at a 45-degree angle into the base of your wood. Place the thimble into this indentation. You can glue the thimble into the indentation if it is loose. When
    you are ready to spin, place some oil into the thimble to help the spindle spin freely without drag.

  • How to make a spindle. Building A Kick Spindle - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take the support beam of your spindle (this one was 2.5cm/1in square and 20cm/8in high) and drill a 13mm (½in) hole through the centre of it at a 45-degree angle.

  • Step 3

    Attach the support beam to the base of the kick spindle with a screw

  • Step 4

    Drill a 13mm (½in) hole through the centre of the large bun foot and small bun foot. Slide the dowel through the 45-degree hole into the support and, before you place the base of it into the thimble, slide it through the large bun foot. Place the bottom of the dowel into the thimble and adjust the bun foot so that it is between the thimble and the support.

  • How to make a spindle. Building A Kick Spindle - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now slide the small bun foot onto the dowel so that it rests against the support beam.

  • How to make a spindle. Building A Kick Spindle - Step 6
    Step 6

    Screw the 13mm (½in) brass hook into the top of the spindle. The kick spindle is ready to use!

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