Yes, believe it or not, I actually DO have a life other than running. I love to do woodwork of all types and, even though I’m not very good at it yet, when I’m not running I’m usually making sawdust. Current projects on my list include making a period encampment for my family in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism), building a built in entertainment center and making my very own kitchen cabinets. Along with a dozen other things! I’m going to use this page to post plans for projects I have done, talk shop, etc.
Yarn Swift– After three years, and hundred of downloads, special thanks to George for the following comment: ”
On page 4, #3, Fig. F, the hole through the arms should also be 1/2″ to accommodate the sleeve.”
He is, of course, absolutely correct. Since I can’t find the original plans anymore, please make the correction when you download the plan.
12/19/2013- Woodworker John Schwartz just contributed an improvement to the design for consideration:
“I included a split ring lock washer between the nut and the washers on top of the arms. I think it will allow you to better control the tension of the swift without using a wrench.”
Good idea- I tried to figure out how to do this but all my solutions at the time just ended up eventually causing the swift to just tighten or loosen itself to death. I did not try this combination though.
(NOTE: The email in this plan was hijacked and subsequently closed. Please leave a comment here with an email address and I will contact you if you have questions)
I have started a new blog dedicated specifically to woodworking (and other silliness occasionally) at: