Pickup Hand Winder

Homemade winding "machine" made from my grandfather's old hand grinder and some shop scraps. I've just wound sewing bobbins so far, but I can easily adapt it to 3 or 4 pole pickups. This works great for making a few finely crafted pickups for my own use, its just not a mass production kinda' machine. I also found the wire coil holder in the inset worked better for me than having the wire feed off the end on the coil, which seemed to put a twist in the wire...

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Comment by Dave Lynas on May 15, 2017 at 10:37am
I took out all the electric grinders from our pottery due to the risk of a wheel breaking and flying around the shop. The hand grinder is no problem as you spin it yourself at a safe speed. Good tool.
Comment by Dano Schultz on May 15, 2017 at 9:38am

You're right Dave. I inherited one from each grandfather. This one became a pickup winder. The other clamps easily on my bench and I have 6+ grinding wheels and also some other wire brushes  and sanding pads that can be quickly switched out - very handy!

Comment by Dave Lynas on May 13, 2017 at 11:35pm
I've used one of those grinders for pottery for many years. Good tool! Good use!

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