So, the lady who shared her knowledge of shearing with me also shared her knowledge of spinning. She spins her sheep's wool and makes super cute things with it. If I'm going to shear my sheep, then HECK, YEAH~ I wanna spin it, too!
It's actually incredibly easy in theory...you just need a dowel with a sharp point, a round disk, and a hook. See? EASY!
But then you introduce my....er...capabilities to the equation and it becomes a bit more complicated.
I don't know how to use all those Dremel, jigsaw, etc, etc cutting tools (some day I DO plan to learn, though) so, I decided to go to Lowes and get one of those handy dandy things that you put on the end of your drill and it cuts a circle. How freaking cool is that??? It CUTS a circle out of wood using your drill. I love it!
I pick up my dowel, hook, and circle cutter thing and head home all in a flurry of excitement and relentless anticipation.
Front view because I find it amazing that you can cut circles with a drill.
I begin cutting the circle and I'm all excited and then the dang drill battery dies. So, right in the middle of my euphoria, I have to stop and recharge the drill. The horror!!! FINALLY, I get the cicle cut completely out, start to insert my dowel and dang if the hole isn't too small. BUT, all is not lost as I am most conveniently holding a drill!
I insert the drill bit into the hole, and start drilling to enlarge the hole and OH.MY.GAH. my drill bit got stuck in the circle. REALLY??
I tried everything. Finally, someone told me to stand on the wood and reverse drill and it worked and I wasn't stuck with a drilled bitted circle. :)
Now, to sharpen the end, wash some wool, and get to spinning!