You asked, and finally it's here! Joseph put together a full assembly video for the Good and Basic 3D-Printed Spinning Wheel. This video is for the complete kit, but you should be able to follow along once you get the parts together for the partial kit, as well.
The colors featured in this tutorial are blue and bronze. If you're ordering a spinning wheel, keep in mind that the primary color includes all of the parts except for three spokes and three bobbins. The three spokes and three bobbins can either match the primary color, or they can form a secondary "pop" color, like the wheel pictured below.
The wood in this tutorial is unstained. I'd highly recommend painting it before you begin assembly for a finished look. I have, however, painted wheels after assembling them, and it turns out fine. It's kind of like putting on mascara after the eye shadow. It's doable, but a step-by-step process helps. Like I said before, I favor dark stain, but a nice cherry stain with red wouldn't hurt. You could also use a toll paint with a light coat of modge podge, or even just let it wear for a shabby-chic look.
In conjunct with the video, you can also draw on the written instructions. The instructions include a full parts list, as well as step-by-step instructions for assembly. This is the most recent version as of 12.11.2021. The most, most recent version you can find on the Instructions page.
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I had heard of heckling--meaning, to bug someone--but I wasn't familiar with a hackle. Hackles are used to process wool fibers, and are often used with wool combs. The hackle is mounted to the table using bolts or clips. Then, the wool fibers are pulled through the nails with assistance from the wool combs.
Joseph put together a YouTube video that explains part of the prototyping process and how to use a hackle.
I didn't appreciate how much work went into designing a practical hackle. I mean, it's a stick with holes, right?
Nope. Not quite.
This hackle includes openings on the end for bolts, as well as an indented end for clamps. It features a double row of nails that tension fit with the plastic. Also, the nail heads fit into a snug shelf, so that when you mount the hackle to the table, it fits smoothly instead of wobbling back and forth. It's the little details that make a big difference.
The Good and Basic Hackle comes in blue, bronze, and red. We had the same problem with the hackle that we did with the wool combs, so the hackle no longer comes in gold. However, like the wool combs, the hackle comes in two varieties: a set with nails and a set without.
Remember, if you're looking for your own nails, they need to be 3.5 inch 16d, bright finish. Galvanized or vinyl nails will catch on the PLA, and you'll need at least one Irish swear per defunct nail. (There are plenty of Irish swears to be had, but save yourself the heckling... heh heh... and get the right nails.)
Joseph & Aubrey Bjork