Saturday, June 8, 2013

New Spindolyn accessory! (the floor extension)

Ok, I am stoked!
For years, I have been trying to figure out a way to use the spindolyn from the floor beside my chair, then a customer told me that she always used hers on the floor in front of her...this got me to thinking about it more,  I tried to visualize what she was doing, as she said she was in a regular sized chair, and all I could picture was her hunched over...because when I use the spindolyn on the ground, it is from a low place, like this rock.....

(course, this was almost 10 years ago and I am a bit older and wider now, lol)

I tried several ways to elevate the spindolyn, on elaborate stands and what not, but as is often the case with inventing things, the simplest answer is usually the best, so I ended up with the most basic way of extending the spindolyn to be used on the floor...and now, without further ado, let me introduce the "spindolyn floor extender"
 It fits into the bottom of any traveler base by simply removing the pedestal foot that came with the traveler base and inserting its dowel into the floor extension base. If you carefully press fit all of the connectors so that everything is perpendicular, you will have very little wobble. You can then set this on the floor in front of your chair and spin like crazy with increased drafting height, or use it like I do, at the side of your chair, at an angle, so that you can get more drafting distance across body (to protect my bad shoulder)
I have been spinning more since I came up with this, and that is a good thing, as I have lots of fiber waiting!

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