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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 06/08/2005 :  7:18:49 PM  Show Profile Send RiverRock a Private Message
I would really like a diz and there are no spinning stores near me. Is there a simple way to make a fairly nice diz? What size do you make the hole or do you make a few holes of different sizes? I'm assuming you need to have that dish shape?

Thanks for any ideas you all have.

Honorary Angel

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Posted - 06/08/2005 :  7:44:05 PM  Show Profile Send azknitter a Private Message
I've seen some very nice mother of pearl diz's....dizzes......uh, I've seen more than one diz made of sea shells!

I don't see why you couldn't make one yourself if you have a small drill like a dremel tool and a small file to smooth the inner edges.

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Permanent Resident

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Posted - 06/08/2005 :  8:15:41 PM  Show Profile Send yarnlover a Private Message
I wouldn't consider this a fairly nice one - not really nice to look at at all, but I saw someone using a diz she made by punching a hole in a plastic cap from a milk jug. If you need something quick, this may work til you decide on how to make a nice one.
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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 06/09/2005 :  04:29:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike's Homepage Send Mike a Private Message
I wonder if these would work. I have a few of these I bought to make spindles with.

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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 06/09/2005 :  5:26:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit argoknit's Homepage Send argoknit a Private Message
Buttons work too. The large ones with either two or four holes.


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New Pal

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Posted - 06/20/2005 :  09:23:50 AM  Show Profile Send JanG a Private Message
I made a very functional,if not pretty, diz. I used my husbands drill, and made several holes of various sizes around a used cd. It works very well, and I have lots of choices for the thickness of my top. Plus, it didn't cost me a dime.


She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
(Pro 31:13,19)
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