Introduction: How to Build a 'Wire Spinner' (DIY Farm Fencing)
I built this wire spinner from scraps I had laying around the farm.
It worked far better than I expected and saved us a ton of money.
This was built well over a year ago, and we still get it out now and then,
whenever we need to make a new fence or fix an old one.
Mark out three 800mm x 800mm squares.
I used left over MDF, but marine ply would be a better option
(especially if it happens to rain while you are fencing).
Cut out your 3 squares.
Marked center. Placed on the role of wire.
Then worked out were I wanted my uprights to go.
Pick a hole saw bit, that is going to be larger than your center pole.
Then drill out a hole, in all 3 plates.
"You can skip this step" if you want....
This just lifts the reel up above the lower arms, that I attach a bit later on.
Cut all 8 uprights to just above the wire height.
Pre-drill the square plate and attach the uprights from underneath.
Pre-drill and attach the top plate into the uprights.
Attach 4 arms to the top.
And attach 4 arms to the bottom.
These are to prevent the wire from uncoiling. and creating a huge coil mess.
Time to make 3 washers.
Mark out 3 small squares
and drill out the centers with a hole saw.
Give them a good sand.
Place them on top of the bottom plate.
The 3 washers allow the spinner to take the path of least resistance.
Carry the reel into potion,
using the center pole as a handle.
Hammer your center pole into the ground.
Re-attach the arms, once it's in position.
(It's to difficult, moving it around with them attached).
And you are done.
On day 2 of fencing, we ended up not using the arms,
and the wire still stayed nice and neat on the reel.
Like I said at the beginning, we still use this spinner.
You could obviously modify this a lot, especially with the quality of materials used.
But this was a "hurry we need this now" kind of build.
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