This listing if for a digital download of PDF plans to construct your very own Thrifty Fox Spinning Wheel!
Great for beginners and advanced spinners alike, this spindle wheel is easy to construct, and at around $45 for supplies, it is quite affordable! (good luck finding a commercial wheel for sale that cheap!) It functions very smoothly, the bike wheel makes it spin with ease, AND you have the option to make it look like an adorable fox! :)
*note: these plans use imperial measurements (i.e. inches, feet, yards)
For videos and other information, you can visit http://www.foxhollowspinning.com
I havent used the plans yet they looked to complex even though I am usually quite adept at putting things together, so I cant really give a review. I bought one already made.
Nov 21, 2017 by annie
Many of these reviews readily admit they haven't actually built this yet. Well, we built it. The plans are very detailed and in the end went together and works. It's not a beginner project. I had help from a cabinetmaker who has a table saw and drill press; not absolutely necessary but would be a challenge without at least the table saw. Cut lumber can vary; a "1x10" board was actually 1x9 3/16, so the slot for the mother-of-all was off in relation to the holes when using the outside edges as guides. 6 inch bolts thread through part N (2 1/2"), O (2 1/2") and B (3/4") with 2 washers which leaves about 1/8" to thread the nut on. A chisel makes an indentation in the O block for more room to thread the nut. We made a spindle with a cup hook on the end instead of a point; this is easier while I practice.
Nov 18, 2017 by DowningCrafts
Can't wait to build my lil' fox! I've had my eye on this set of plans for years!
Oct 4, 2017 by Nikki
Very clever ideas! I admire your creativity, and hope I get busy and build your nifty Thrifty Fox Spinning Wheel! I really love that you are such an inventive and innovative designer who has found a way to make a spinning wheel that can be affordably made by any of us with a little skill and perseverance! Thanks!