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I set it at the lowest setting but still have to slow it down and control the speed by grasping the chuck between my thumb and index finger otherwise everything goes flying. I'm trying to come up with a simple system to have the other end counter spin.
 

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This is another "new to me" material I've not yet tried.
What wire do you use. (I'm assuming wire :) )

If the dremel is not to over powering you might be able to make a couple pulleys to reduce the speed and put a load on the motor. Wonder how a sewing machine motor would work...
 

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This is another "new to me" material I've not yet tried.
What wire do you use. (I'm assuming wire :) )

If the dremel is not to over powering you might be able to make a couple pulleys to reduce the speed and put a load on the motor. Wonder how a sewing machine motor would work...
I use .009" stainless steel wire i get from craft a store that sells beads and costume jewelry supplies. The dremel is way too fast but I have full control and can slow it down to a crawl or stop stop it by holding onto the chuck.
Personally I think the best device would be something manual with a very smooth bearing that you can spin by hand and give you full control.
 

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You might try putting a dimmer switch in front of the dremel.
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mro, the best wire I’ve found so far is the DBW Medium which I but from Caddis, online. I’m sure other folks have it too. It’s strong enough to handle twisting up EP fiber and craft fir duos and and keeps the core twist down to a minimum.
 

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Ideally you want a brush that’s 12”-15” long. Too short, the brush gets used quickly but if you make it really long you may risk of dropping material out when you drop the floor. I would recommend 22”-24” hook to hook. You want about 2” bare wire to whatever your spin concept is and 6-7” bare wire to your stretch spring.
 
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