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String line Winder (Drill powered)

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Anyone who has laid out 100 ft or more of string line knows what a pain it is to wind it back up on those stupid plastic holders.
So I made one with a retractable handle that you can use a drill with any quarter inch screwdriver bit to wind the string up faster than hand winding.
I have put on over 300 feet of string on one of these with no problem.

 
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Step 1: Materials List

You will need a 7 inch piece of 2 x 4 preferably a hardwood (I used a piece of scrap dunnage).
One quarter inch bolt (3 - 3 ½ in long).
One 5/16 inch threaded insert
One 5/16 inch bolt with the head cut off and nut.
One quarter inch screw bit adapter

Do you think it would be a bad idea to wrap audiowire this way? I seem to have an excess of it.
cbdave (author)  audreyobscura1 year ago
I don't see why not as long as you wrap it slowly as not to over stretch the wire
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