Cardboard Box Spinning Wheel

Craft & Design

Gareth @ MAKE writes:

This enterprising fellow built a chakra (a spinning wheel) largely out of cardboard. At the end of the post, he also has links to a bunch of other cheap lo-tek spinning wheel projects available online.

4 thoughts on “Cardboard Box Spinning Wheel

  1. resalikescolors says:

    I love this! I’m always making craft tools out of stuff I have around the house…I’ve been using a t-square as a drop spindle!

  2. franco rios says:

    Thank you for mentioning my cardboard spinning wheel/charka. Charkha is a word from India that means “wheel.”
    There are plenty of pictures on the webpage showing how to build the charkha. I grant permission for anyone who wants to build one for themselves, youth group, classroom, etc.
    This project was started by a message posted on the internet. Someone was pleading for a way to build a cheap spinning wheel.
    So I started thinking about how someone could build a spinning device very cheaply with no special tools. I looked at a lot of sites on the internet and I found several ideas that I was able to incorporate into my little device.
    Anyone is invited to view the website and to build a cardboard spinning wheel.
    Have a good day!
    Franco Rios

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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