When I got home I began to look on Ebay just to see what I can see. You know dangerous that can be, don't you! There was a listing for a broken down Great Wheel, and is really was, it is missing 2 wheel spokes, and many of the existing spokes were broken off at the hub. But, what caught my eye were 2 Minor's Heads! One was complete, but there was also another incomplete one, with just the accelerator wheel and that is all. I contacted Lou Ann to see if she was game to split it with me, and she was. There was another auction on Ebay that had the parts I would need to complete the second Minor's Head, well almost anyway. We bid on both auctions, and won.
Early this week, all the parts arrived. I took the Minor's Heads pieces over to Lou Ann's to see which one would fit her wheel best, and I think we have gotten it right, though we are going to double check on Wednesday. I think this may help her wheel function much better too.
A couple of the spokes, one treated and one not.
This is the wheel post, with a portion treated and part not treated. Right about then, is when it happened. I leaned on the base to get a better picture and I heard a crack! I broke one of the legs! Stupid, Stupid, Stupid! I haven't treated that leg with the "Feed and Wax" in the hope that we can glue it back together. I may have to get Alan to look at it for me.
The only thing I am missing for the Old Great Wheel, besides the leg I broke, is a Wheel, and I have most of the pieces for that. I can either use the Minor's Head on it, or the Bat Head I have on my other Great Wheel, though I suppose that means I will need a spindle as well. I also have an extra base for a Minor's Head, and a couple of end caps that are too big for these uprights, but they might work wonderfully for another set. Either way, I think we came out ahead. We spent way less than we would have spent in Gatlinburg for one head and we got 2! Hmmm, I wonder who restores her Minor's Heads, maybe we can do a swap! My leftover pieces, for the part I need!
Until next time, Happy Weaving and Spinning, Tina