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Easy assembly video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCmYCrOnVlQ
The S17 is an unfinished wheel that's very simple to assemble and stain yourself with whatever custom stain or paint suits your fancy. Wheel has onboard lazy kate and includes 3 big 3-speed bobbins.
The S17 is a great way to get spinning without breaking the bank. It's a great, simple wheel that is easy to use. It comes unfinished so you can paint or stain it however you like.
The pictures show olive and red Minwax stains. Your own wheel will arrive as an unfinished kit. An unfinished version is shown in the second picture.
Effective Fall 2010 the S17 will be sold in a new version. It will no longer be a kit, but will come partially assembled, comparable to our other classic wheels, the final assembly will be quick and easy. The bobbins will also be assembled. The wood will be sanded and the edges rounded. The wheel will only require a finishing with lacquer, stain or wax. Since the backpost on the new wheel will be 32mm thick, the original S17 skeinwinder will not fit the new version, however, our stand alone skeinwinder will solve that problem.
A great wheel at a great price!
The first generation Louet spinning wheels, like the S10 and S17, all have a single belt bobbin drive with an adjustable flyer brake to regulate tension. This results in spinning wheels that are very easy to learn how to spin on, and also very suitable to spin thicker yarns. The bobbins have a sheave with three settings that can be used to obtain three spinning speeds or ratios. By using different types of bobbins and flyers, Louet spinning wheels can be used to produce every kind of yarn, from coarse wool to fine silks. A High Speed Set is also available for this wheel for easier spinning of very fine yarns. Finally, an excellent spinning wheel must turn freely and quietly. Accordingly we use maintenance-free ball bearings in the main hub and at the footman connection. (No lubrication is required). The wheels are made of a laminated hardwood with a "birch" exterior finish.
Specifications: - Main wheel: ? 50 cm (19 3/4") - Ratios: 1:5.5, 1:7.5, 1:10.5 - Orifice: ? 12 mm (1/2"), height 70 cm (27 5/8") - Weight: 5 kg (11 lb) Accessories available: extra bobbins high speed bobbin and matching flyer (clear lacquered) high speed fat core bobbin (clear lacquered) bulky bobbin and matching flyer (clear lacquered) stand alone skeinwinder lazy kate with adjustable brake for four bobbins (clear lacquered)