So, I was stressed and felt like I couldn’t keep my head on straight, so what did I do? Spliced together two previously private videos (made them for some friends on Facebook) and posted them to You Tube. lol Check out the warning! Yes, I use foul language on a regular basis and I had originally made these videos for friends. But, I wanted to show all of you how my brain works and didn’t want to shoot new videos, so here you go! Consider yourself warned.
I have wanted to build a wool picker ever since I saw photos of them on the internet and learned what they did. A wool picker is a machine that pulls wool apart to make it more open. This helps clean the wool, and makes it easier to card, (or even spin). It opens the wool with the aid of sharp, smooth nails that hold and pull the wool. It is a very dangerous piece of equipment, with some having over 400 nails.
I have not been able to build one because I could not find nails that were smooth. Normal nails would snag and tear the wool. Well, a couple of weeks ago I found nails for a nail gun and they seemed perfect. They may not be as sharp as the nails used in a wool picker, but I think that is okay.
Once I had the nails…
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Well, this is not only a story after my own heart but the main site? I could get lost in it for days (if not months)!
About 13 years ago, Delany decided to build himself a horizontal milling machine on the cheap.”
These are the types of plans I set aside for the day when I have my own animals that produce milk (or find someone who just has too much)!