[KwartzLab] Making a spoked, wooden wheel
punkin at mag3.14159.ca
Tue Nov 15 11:04:10 EST 2011
I'm making a spinning wheel.
I'm a complete novice at woodworking, but I'm working from a very utilitarian model (i.e., non-decorative), and most of the pieces are straightforward to cut.
The bit that I am puzzling over is the fly wheel itself. Its 19" inches across, and needs a 1/4" rounded groove along the outer edge, which the drive band fits into. 
Have we any knowledgeable woodworkers who would be available sometime in the next couple months, to help me make such a wheel (assuming this is not an unreasonable project for a novice -- I honestly don't know how advanced this is)?
Have we any knowledgeable woodworkers who would be willing to make me such a wheel, in exchange for appropriate compensation?
Can anybody recommend a carpenter I might contact to commission such? I can look up names in the yellow pages just fine, but if there's a recommendation to be had, so much the better ^^
1. If it helps to visualize what I'm talking about, this diagram shows the parts of a spinning wheel. Imagine Part A (the fly wheel), but with plain spokes: http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/wheel-parts.shtml
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