Wednesday, September 7, 2016

New Spinning Wheel!!

I recently got a new spinning wheel.  I had been thinking about another one for a while.  The JMS Cassandra has different ratios and a larger orifice than my other wheels.  The operation is also different.  She has a stretchy poly drive band and the whorls are on the back, it goes up to a spool on the back of the flyer to drive the flyer and bobbin.

She arrived in a huge box.  All wrapped up and ready for assembly.

Assembly was easy, I did have some huhs?  and oopps? but it was all me - its really quite simple.

She quickly got along with the other two, but doesn't quite fit in the room, LOL!  I have to do some rearranging to find her a permanent spot.

She spins very well, minimal noise from the bobbin design.  There are no cores in the bobbins like other wheels.  Its straight up wood holes, so they chatter and jiggle on the shaft sometimes, but its very rhythmic, so not annoying.  

The orifice is HUGE!!!

I had fun testing her out with some left over BFL from another spin ...

The bobbins are also HUGE to go with that big orifice.  This is probably around 2 oz or so on there and you can see there's still plenty of room!

She's all unfinished reclaimed hardwood.  Every once in a while she'll need some oil - she's so small though its not a chore, once I had her all set up and spun a little on her I grabbed a rag and some lemon oil and shined her up.  


Wanderingcatstudio said...

At least you had a nice helper kitty to help you build it!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Congrats - Since my San Francisco location would be so convenient for you, if you need more room for your wheels, I'd be happy to store one here. BTW, is "delusional mind!" syndrome contagious via the internet?

elns said...

Congratulations on the new wheel! I like how your cat is investigating all the pieces in the first picture, super cute. It was fun reading you geek out in this post. I never even though about things like noise etc.

Unknown said...

Wow! I just ordered my Cassandra last night! Sure hoping August comes quickly! Can't wait to learn to spin on a wheel.