How to build and use the dodec spinning wheel

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knfitz wrote
on Dec 28, 2012 2:43 PM

I'm just getting started into spinning and I was thinking about building my own spinning wheel because new ones are so expensive. I found the plans on this site for the dodec spinning wheel but I'm not sure how to use it once I'm done building it. does anyone know of a good demo for it, possibly on youtube?

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BGMeyer wrote
on Dec 28, 2012 9:29 PM

WOW! you are ambitious!  I did a quick Google search and found this. the first one is about the Dodec wheel and has several how to build it videos and a video on how to spin on it. The second video is a demo of how to spin on a similar wheel, also handmade, but not  a Dodec, it just that uses the same quill principle.


Others can probably explain it better, but the Dodec seems to be a quill wheel similar to a Great Wheel. There is also a wheel out there called  a Penguin ( ) that is similar to the Dodec wheel. The website unfortunately does not have a "how to spin" video but I am sure others may know or just look up Great Wheel spinning, it should be similar.

Good luck!






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Liz Good wrote
on May 7, 2013 6:39 PM

Here is a video online by the designer showing how to spin on the Dodec:

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Jennknitifer wrote
on Aug 18, 2013 1:38 PM

Thank you for posting the free plans. I made myself one and I really had no previous woodworking skills! If I can do it, anyone can do it!! Here's a link to the one I made.

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