Two master spinning wheel makers share their lore
Between the two of them, Alden Amos and Cindy Lair have more than 50 years experience making spinning wheels. Amos makes them one by one, by hand; Lair makes them in production runs using sophisticated machines. For both makers, quality is paramount. And for both, helping their customers get the most from their wheels is a substantial part of their work.
In this DVD, you’ll hear each maker expound on the wheel function and maintenance problems they most often encounter, and you’ll learn their special tricks for dealing with them. Looking at a wide range of wheels, you’ll learn how to deal with:
* That annoying clunking sound
* The bobbin that sometimes jams
* The drive band that keeps slipping off
* The drive band that needs replacement – more often than you might think
* The copious lubrication needs of your wheel
* And so much more.
Best of all, you’ll learn to feel at ease with your wheel as a productive machine. You’ll gain the confidence to tackle problems, wield tools, and forge a long and happy relationship with your wheel. 120 minutes, Interweave Press
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Know your Wheel DVD with Alden Amos and Cindy Lair with Linda Ligon - This two-disc set is chock-full of amazing spinning wheel knowledge, from master wheel maker Alden Amos, who talks with Interweave's Linda Ligon on the first disc, which will delight tinkerers, wheel makers and aficionados of antique double drive wheels as well as new spinners wanting to really dive into the mechanics of this fascinating tool. The second disc features Cindy Lair of Schacht Spindle Co., sharing copious wisdom on the best ways to set up your wheel, its lubrication needs, and how that applies to many different types of commonly produced modern wheels. Both discs feature tips, tricks and hints to help better understand your wheel and alleviate any trouble you might be experiencing while offering new and experienced spinners the maintenance know-how to enjoy a lifetime of worry-free spinning! Cindy also covers how to transition your Matchless wheel from double drive to single drive with Scotch tension, which is really helpful if you have just brought one home!