Great-Grandmothers Spinning Wheel

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A good cleaning can go a long way. We had this spindle sitting in the attic for over 2 decades. All it needed was a bit of TLC. So I used a toothbrush, a cleaning cloth, some cleaning detergent and water. I was careful not to damage the wood, gave it a good rinse and then let it dry in the sun.
great grandmothers spindle, cleaning tips, repurposing upcycling
The before. It was in a pretty good shape, but it had collected a lot of dust over the years.
great grandmothers spindle, cleaning tips, repurposing upcycling
So I used a toothbrush, a cleaning cloth, some cleaning detergent and water. For the more resilient parts I used cleaning wire, but I was careful not to damage the wood, gave it a good rinse and then let it dry in the sun.
great grandmothers spindle, cleaning tips, repurposing upcycling
This is the final result, no paint, just natural wood.
great grandmothers spindle, cleaning tips, repurposing upcycling
great grandmothers spindle, cleaning tips, repurposing upcycling
Miruna Gaman

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  • Txvoodoo
    on Jun 10, 2015

    Lovely job! As others mentioned, consider using some oil to condition the wood, so that it stays with you for many more years. It won't make it shiny - you'll be surprised how much it drinks up!

  • Linda Hughes
    on Jun 15, 2015

    Looks lovely, I've been wanting a spinning wheel to spin my own yarn to crochet with. Do you spin with yours?

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