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Just another perspective photo from the top. I built this thing with the materials that I had on hand and an order to McMasterCarr. The counter works great and with a little hunting on the internet you should be able to find the same one. I have absolutely no complaints about this winder except that its rather ugly. Functionally, I can't think of a way to improve it. The foot control for the sewing machine motor has a built-in screw stop so you can set the maximum RPM. I usually operate the foot control with my left hand while my right is providing guidance and tension to the pickup wire.