How To Make A Charkha Working Model | DIY

by | Dec 20, 2021 | DIY

Introduction

In your history textbook, you’ve probably read of Gandhi Ji and his charkha. Have you ever wished to be transported back in time? Or, in simple words, do you want to learn how to make a charkha working model?

Well, It’s now or never. Let’s go back in time and recreate Gandhi Ji’s renowned charkha, which served as the physical embodiment and emblem of Gandhi’s constructive mission. It symbolized Swadeshi, self-sufficiency, and dependency at the same time. Let’s get our hands dirty. If you want to discover more, continue to read.

Supplies

If you have all of the essential materials at home, making a charkha functioning model is fairly straightforward. If you wish to create a charkha model at home, you will require the following materials:

Tools

Materials

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Wooden base
  • Wood pieces
  • Nut bolt
  • Thread
  • Long toothpick sticks

Steps To Make Charkha Working Model

Now that you have the supplies list let’s get started on making a charkha working model. If you adhere to the guidelines to the letter, making your charkha working model will be a breeze:

Step 1: Take three popsicle sticks and paste their centers so as to form a star-like shape. Create one more copy of this and make holes at the joined centers.

Join the popsicle sticks

Join the popsicle sticks

Join the popsicle sticks

Join the popsicle sticks

Step 2: Then, take a small popsicle stick and make holes at both ends. Also, take a big stick and break it into two parts so that both the parts are equal. Shorten both parts and use sandpaper to straighten the ends.

Shorten the popsicle sticks

Shorten the popsicle sticks

Shorten the popsicle sticks

Shorten the popsicle sticks

Step 3: Now, take a long toothpick stick and insert it into the hole made at the center of the star. Secure the star on the end side of the toothpick with the help of a glue gun.

Pass stick through the hole

Pass stick through the hole

Step 4: Take another star and paste it at a distance from the already joint star. Secure it as well.

Pass another star through it

Pass another star through it

Step 5: Use small sticks to join the ends of the two stars as shown in the picture.

Join the ends

Join the ends

Step 6: Now, take a wooden base and paste two small pieces of wood at distance from each other both at one end of the base. Paste popsicle sticks on both pieces so that the ends of the popsicle sticks match.

Paste wooden pieces

Paste wooden pieces

Step 7: Then, insert the charkha piece through the hole at the end of the stick. Repeat the process on the other side as well. Secure the charkha piece with glue.

Secure the charkha with glue

Secure the charkha with glue

Step 8: Now, take the two small pieces of a popsicle stick and paste them at their front at a distance from one another. Pass a small stick with a nut bolt through the holes in the stick as shown in the picture.

Attach the small sticks to the base

Attach the small sticks to the base

Attach the small sticks to the base

Step 9: Fix a wooden handle at the extra stick coming out from the charkha piece. Pass a thread from both ends and join it.

Fix handle and thread

Fix handle and thread

Fix handle and thread

Fix handle and thread

Step 10: Your Charkha working model is ready to go.

How To Make A Charkha Working Model

Charkha Working Model

Recommendations

  • Be cautious of electric equipment: Keep your eyes open while working with electric equipment like hot glue guns etc. as carelessness can bring you injuries.
  • Follow cutting steps carefully: Be attentive as not to cut yourself while using the cutter or scissors etc.

Now you’re free to attempt it on your own. Now is the time to get crafty and feel nostalgic about the olden days. These easy instructions will guide you on how to make a working charkha model. So put up the energy and see what unfolds.

 

 

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