Cone winder?

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Cone winder?

Postby Fluzz » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:18 pm

Is it possible to get a cone winder?

Texere sell off empty cones dirt cheap and Coldsping mill sell huge hanks of yarn which are a s*d to wind into balls by hand and too huge for my ball winder.

I've tried winding onto a cone manually, it's exhausting and so messy! I'd love a cone winder but my google-fu is failing me this evening. Anyone know where I can get one if they exist?
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Re: Cone winder?

Postby joannecliffe » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:08 pm

there are such things but they are not cheap try these links

http://www.angoravalley.com/equipment/winders.html


http://halcyonyarn.com/odds_ends/swifts ... nders.html

http://www.camillavalleyfarm.com/weave/other.htm

you need to scroll down a bit on the 3rd link for the cone winder, but like I said they're expensive
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Re: Cone winder?

Postby Picklesmum » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:00 am

could you somehow sit a cone onto the ball winder 'spindle'?

Perhaps wrap some fabric found the winder to make the cone sit firmly? Might be worth a try!!

Or maybe a jumbo winder like this on ebay.... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 3D1&_rdc=1
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Re: Cone winder?

Postby Fluzz » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:32 pm

Wow, yep, not cheap.

I think I shall buy a jumbo winder next month and try that, maybe it'll do enough :)
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Re: Cone winder?

Postby Woolygreyhound » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:57 pm

Just reading old posts and if you are not sorted OH has a neat trick he puts the empty cone on the end of his electric drill (without the drill bit in the drill) and uses it for a cone winder - it keeps him out of mischief and is very quick.
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Re: Cone winder?

Postby Fluzz » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:06 pm

CharlwoodPets wrote:Just reading old posts and if you are not sorted OH has a neat trick he puts the empty cone on the end of his electric drill (without the drill bit in the drill) and uses it for a cone winder - it keeps him out of mischief and is very quick.



That's a cunning idea!

After hand winding 300g onto a cone I've decided I'd rather join in ends every 100g, much easier!
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