Sunday, June 24, 2007

Hooking the orifice

My yard sale find Ashford Traditional wheel had a few missing parts. Like a brake band, extra bobbins, a lazy kate, and an orifice hook. This post is about my cheapness and impatience, which result in a lot of DIY.

No ordinary orifice hook for me. No, give me some scrap electrical wire, a wire cutter and needlenose pliers (and a scrap of beauteous pink silk), and I get all McGyver on it.

Here is my new orifice hook. And the bonus is that it actually works!


Martha said...

I was just wondering about how your spinning wheel was doing! Mine is getting quite a workout seeing as it was just the black sheep show, and I get really motivated right about now. Is yours in working condition now? I still can't believe what a deal you got.

(yes, I'd love it if you emailed me your new email address)

cpurl17 said...

That's pretty groovy orifice hook!
I used a long christmas tree ornament hook as my cheapass orifice hook. Yours is way cooler.

Rebel said...

I have no earthly idea what an orifice hook is, but yours is mighty pretty I must say. the prettiest orifice hook I've ever seen even - zuma