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Bobbin for Ashford Spinning Wheel Woolee Winder

by Djahnstar3D Feb 16, 2017
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Hello, would you know of someone who has designed a Tradational Ashford Flyer?

Thank You!

I've printed one complete bobbin so far, plus a few additional parts.All went pretty well, even for this n00b. The only issue is that the side on the platen, which I'd assume to be quite flat, has a rippled surface. I take that to be excess material, but I'll research in the 3D fora.

Thanks for this design!

I took this to UPS to get printed. There was an error in the 5th file, but it printed regardless of the error, so I'm not sure what that was about.
UPS wanted almost $200 to print this out, because it was solid and it took ~6 cubic inches of media. OMG. So I printed only the smallest two pieces, and turned to a friend who has a 3d printer. More to come.

Well there's no savings there to be certain. This file (like many STL) ones actually has no internal architecture. The file is for a solid object with the idea that the user will specify an "infill." This means you can tell the printer to only print 25 (or any number between 1 and 100) percent of the insides. The slicing software applies a grid or waffle design to the insides to save on time and money when printing. I'm sure there are some videos on youtube describing this process. As for errors I haven't heard from anyone else about an error in the STL file....I'll have to look more closely. Best - John

Thanks for replying! Got more info, and, yes, please remember this is coming from a noob. First, that pricepoint was NOT because it was solid. That was at their lowest density setting. (OMG!!!). $130 just to print out the back end, at the lowest density.

The "errors" were as follows, and I'm going to assume all are user or platform related, not file related. The UPS software first identified file #5 as "too small", and asked to convert it to inches. It then converted the 19mm size to 19 inches, which was far too large for the machine. Reducing it back down to 19 mm then threw up a red flag warning saying that there were "missing facets or reversed normals".

All in all - Super glad for this file. I can now have as many bobbins as I need, even for my specialty yarn that takes TEN of them (3 colors split into 3rds, plus the 10th to ply onto..!) . Even more excited that these bobbins also work with other Ashford wheels, although I don't own WWs to try on the other wheels.

I did see someone else used this same file for a Hansen Mini Spinner. JOHN do you have any thoughts on what makes bobbins interchangeable or not? Do you have a cheat-sheet for the various specs for different makes & models already compiled by chance?

There are two flavors of WooLee Winder for the Ashford eSpinners - one flavor for the first model, another for the subsequent eSpinner 2 & eSpinner 3.

Does this model fit the eSpinner or the eSpinner 2/3?


This would work on the eSpinner 2 or 3 (as I have the 2). Thanks - John

Thank you!
(the other)John

This design is also working for the Hansen minispinner.
The mrs is very happy she found this !

I have a Hansen and I’m going to a maker space tomorrow to try and print it!! I’m a total newbie so wish me luck. Any mods I should make?

Printing one as I write.
Just a thought; why isn't part 1 and 2 made is one part ?

After looking more closely at the printed parts I withdraw the question :)