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Here are some more pics of the wheel, this time in better quality and in front of a proper background. The photos are all quite large, so you can click on them for a more detailed view. The complete wheel … Continue reading

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The Museum Night in Mainz was very nice, if quite taxing – it’s just a difference whether you are doing all the showing and explaining during the day and normal working hours with good lighting or during the night. We … Continue reading

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Today’s blog is a little later than usual, because the first thing I did this morning was sneaking off into the workshop again. I’ve managed to fully install the wheel stand yesterday plus almost install one of the two spindle … Continue reading

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After the day off yesterday, which was really relaxing and nice (and oh so needed!), I’m now itching to get downstairs and full of sawdust again. I could not resist to test for the height of the wheel and how … Continue reading

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The wheel is finished – not as elegantly joined as I had dreamed, but it’s joined, it turns smoothly, and it looks quite nice. Photos tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow, when it will be hopefully all done and finished. … Continue reading

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The wheel-building progress is stalling a bit – joining the rim proved to be more fiddly than I had hoped and expected, so the wheel itself is not yet all assembled. I’m now testing an alternative method to do the … Continue reading

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The spinning wheel is progressing well: I finished the bending part of the process this weekend.Here’s a pic of the bending in preparation: in front of me you see the steam box for the wood (not yet filled – it’s … Continue reading

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