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Thank you for the photos BP. It looks very simple and as I said, I was trying to avoid the metal top hook. Mine is all one bit of wood. That takes a bit more effort, but I think it's worth it. Plus, I like to 'tart' my stuff up a bit 😃

I had wondered about a notch in the flywheel. That's quite logical and I shall 'insert' one. 👍

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I missed the part of the metal hook.  I don't fully understand why they used that instead of carving it in like you did. I remember attaching the wool to the hook and using the groove to guide the yarn/wool so I think that part is important. Sorry, I'm not much help on that. I can look for my notes on that class and see what I can find or hopefully someone else with more knowledge of this can help you. :)

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No worries on that one BP. There is a thread on spinning in the Special Crochet & Fiber Techniques

So I put a thread in there, but thank you for your help anyway. The metal hook is a lot easier than the way I did it and that's probably why? I think that mine looks nicer though 🤓

I seems there is as much variation in drop spindles as there is in the hooks 😟😟

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Great!! I was going to suggest that. I looked on Pinterest and read some articles but couldn't find out that much about the spindle itself but I would say that 90% had metal hooks except for the real old,old ,old ones. Good luck with them and keep us posted on both your hooks and spindles! :) 

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With the world in lock down not much happening, but hey-ho, that's life at the moment unfortunately!

 

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