Start by turning a series of large, 3-1/2-inch diameter dowels for the spool centers on your lathe. You’ll want each finished dowel to be 3-1/2-inches long, so we suggest that you turn six or seven dowels at once from a 27-inch” or 28-inch long blank, then cut them apart.
Next, lay each spool center on your drill press and bore a 1-inch diameter hole through their centers for the axles.
Make two 6-1/2-inch diameter x 1/4-inch thick spool sides for each winder. Drill a 1-inch diameter hole in the center of each and attach to the sides of your spool center with glue and some small brads.
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