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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dodec Wheel

It's done!  It's done!  It's finally done!   It is a Dodec Wheel.  The plans are here:  
Scroll down the page and click on the picture of the Dodec Wheel on the left.

It should have cost $10.  I spent less than $10 when I walked out of Franklin Building Supply with all the parts to build a Dodec Wheel.  That didn't allow for the buying of more wood when I messed up the first piece.  Or the buying of more bolts when I realized I bought the wrong ones.  Or the buying of the Shaker Peg from the internet which turned out to cost $10 all by itself with shipping.  And then was not the right Shaker Peg after all and I bought a wooden knob that worked great from Ace.  It also didn't include things like sandpaper, paint, and glue that I already had.  Well, I had paint, but decided I needed two cans of spray paint from Walmart to get the right ugly green that my wheel deserved.  And I had to buy one of the two drill bits needed because I didn't have that size.  So my Dodec cost significantly more than $10.  I refuse to add it up.  Maybe my next Dodec will cost $10.   

Now all I need to do is learn to spin on it.  Let you know how it goes.


  1. wow Lyn!!! I am amazed! You got this done so quickly!!! I printed out the directions for my husband and I think he put them on a shelf in his shop and promptly forgot about it. I can't wait to see it in action. It was so fun watching that guy using it in the video. Nice to see it in your color!!!

  2. That is sooooo your wheel, very ugly green!!! I can't wait to see it and try it out.

  3. It's perfect for you. Now I have to get Carl busy and see if he can put one together.