I couldn’t be happier. I found someone local who can lathe me some missing spinning wheel parts. I took him a boxful to copy and looky what I got in return!
Lots of good stuff in here, like the replacement maiden for the DesJardins wheel that has been on my workbench this past year:
A handful of extra axle retaining pins:
The dark one just above the original is black walnut.
There is a CPW decorative tensioning knob to replace one that suffered from “dog chew” and a replacement back support:
And, best of all, spokes. CPW spokes. Lots and lots of 3-bead CPW spokes:
Seems like 9 out of 10 of these rascally CPWs I rescue have either a cracked or missing spoke.
Everything came workshop fresh with their little lathe mounts intact, ready to be clipped and fitted. The strangest things make a girl happy!
If you, too, are looking for replacement parts, check out New Jersey-based wood turner, Lee Alexander, who can be contact through his Web site: Dreamweaver Designs.