An 'Open-faced' Winder made from an extensively modified
medical flask shaker.
note: the speed control knob, on/off switch on the front panel,
and my 'trademark' limiters and handrest.
The 'Tailstock Winder' has a tailstock incorporating a 'live centre'* which is adjusted up to the outermost face of the pickup for added support and centring*. Spacer plates can be added to further brace the bobbin.
Rear shot of 'TailstockWinder' shows tailstock mechanism.
The above unit was made from 'trashed' castings,
bed, and rebushed bearings. The castings, in their original 'ex factory
were set vertically, somewhat like a small drill press. My new bed
them, and a large wooden knob (at left) was turned to fit the existing
The tailstock is rack activated either by the large wooden knob, or a
aluminium knob frontside. Locking is via black screw on top. The 'live
was home engineered with integral bearing, and a 125mm.(5") wooden
is driven by an 'O' ring (as is the counter).
Counter and adjustable motor box located lower right. Handrest and limiters - at top. Limiters are 'pillar' (not bed) mounted.
My experience with 'tailstock' winders suggests that they offer the possibility for smoother and more consistent winding.
* U.S. readers please read 'centre' as 'center', and
later 'centring' to read 'centering' - due to differing spelling