You are bidding on a BRAND NEW Columbine Spinning Wheel, hot off the assembly line! The color of this wheel is "Blackberry", a gorgeous candy purple. The wheel comes with one huge anodized aluminum bobbin with 8 - 10 oz capacity. Buyer is responsible for ACTUAL shipping ($30 to California, $65 to New York or something in between for in between <g> FedEx ground). Or you can pick it up locally (N CA) and save on shipping.
I have purchased the PLUM COLUMBINE SPINNER and have had the opportunity to
spin several spools on this spinner. She is a wonderful general spinner
quiet and smooth, she is easy to treadle with one or both feet and getting
the spool moving is effortless. Keeping the spool moving is very easy as
well. What the columbine excels at is the draw in and her uptake of wool
is astounding. Whether lace or a little bulky she is a star and for plying
she is a dream. She has traveled well for me which is initially why I
bought her, taking up little space and very rugged. I also love the giant
bobbins. She is a precision made wheel for a really small price. Working
with Dana at Royal Fibers has been easy and very satisfactory. I give this
spinner a very good recommendation.
21 April 2012 Kate Hamadyk
The Columbine Spinning Wheel is an all metal precision machine designed for spinners of all skill levels who are looking for a reliable, trouble free spinning experience. Self-lubricating bearings and the durable, warp free metal construction in this light weight machine make it perfect for traveling and classroom use. Operation is amazingly smooth, quiet and trouble free. The large, easily-worked treadle allows heel and toe treadling with one or both feet, giving perfect control at all speeds. As a metal wheel, you do not have to worry about swarping, swelling or shrinkage due to the weather likeyou would with a wooden wheel.
The smooth flyer eyes allow for either bulky or fine yarns. The sliding hook and guide are easily changed to either side of the flyer, so your bobbin fills easily no matter what size yarns are being spun. The large aluminum bobbin holds a huge quantity of yarn, and extra bobbins are available for plying and storage. The flyer pulley has three diameters, providing a wide range of operating ratios. Belt tension is precisely adjusted over a wide range by turning a knob at the top of the machine. The Columbine is the perfect wheel to take to workshops and demonstrations because it is light, compact and durable.
Flyer: 5/8” inlet orifice. One side has a small exit hole and the other side has a large exit hole. The flyer comes with a slide on guide hook and a sliding hook that will work equally well on either arm.
Flyer Pulley: Powder coated aluminum construction. Easily unscrewed from the flyer to change bobbins. Three diameters yield flyer-to-bobbin ratios of 1.2, 1,7 and 2.1:1.
Bobbin: Anodized aluminum construction. 7.5” long. Nylon bearings. One bobbin is included with each wheel; extra bobbins are available for plying and storage.
Flywheel: 14: diameter. Aluminum casting selected for perfect balance, powder coated.
Drive Ratio: Flywheel to flyer ratios are 4, 5 and 7:1. Flywheel to bobbin ratio is 8:1.
Drive Type: Double drive with bobbin leader flyer.
Bearings: 7 low-friction, self-lubricating nylon.
Treadle Size: 8 X 15”. Ergometric design allows treadling while facing the wheel straight on. Back strain is eliminated.
Drive Belt: Endless, high-strength polyure-thane belt drives flyer and bobbin. Tensile strength of 4,000 psi.
Finish: Polyester powder coating for out-standing durability in several fashion colors.
Warranty: One year written warranty covers all parts and labor. Prompt service.
Overall Size: 31” high, 13” deep, 18” wide.
Shipping Weight: 22 pounds with box and packing.