Look what I got…

Can you guess?

Do you know yet?  Any idea?

For your carding pleasure!

I found this bad boy on Craigslist Colorado for a great price.  I was so happy to do so after the fiasco with Fancy Kitty.  This is a Pat Green Deb’s Delicate Deluxe drum carder which was featured in the famous Deb Menz book, Color in Spinning.  If you don’t have that book yet, you need to order it…now.  Seriously!

It had one owner who bought it from Susan’s Fiber Shop at Ester Park Wool market in 2006.  She processed one clean lamb’s fleece on it and put it away.  Lovely and like new!  She even kept all the paperwork that came with it (along with the doffer, fetling brush, and burnish tool, bless her.)

Here she is just waiting for fiber.  I tested her out with alpaca/silk, BFL top, and some Lincoln longwool.  She did just fine.  I love the teeth.  It came with the fur drum which has very fine teeth.  Really excellent in separating fibers.  The machine is silent when working.  I lovvvvve the poly drive belt.  I am so used to chain drives that I was surprised at how much more I liked the poly belt.  It is really easy to remove and put back on.  Also, I have to say that I prefer a metal feed tray.  The fibers just slip right on with no problem.  I will post a full review as soon as I can. :)  A lovely machine!

Update:

As requested, here is a pic of the tools that came with the carder.

Carders tool belt!

From left to right, the most awesome doffer, burnishing tool, and fetling brush.

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10 responses to “Look what I got…

  1. I adore my PG DDD! Mine didn’t come with a burnish tool. What does it look like?

    • kneyda

      I think the seller of my triple D said she bought it extra. I will add the pic now to the post as I can’t paste it here. :) Glad you like yours! I just ordered 5K of botany lap waste for drum carding heaven! Should be here this week. Mwah-ha-ha!

  2. Hmm, it looks sort of like a carder. How do you use it?

    5 kg??? OMG! Can’t wait to see!

    • kneyda

      Carder? It was sold to me as a picker. Doh! :)

      I can’t wait either. I will post a pic when it comes.

      Sent from my iPad

      • Sabra

        I’m looking for a drum carder. The last post that I read you had had enough of the Strauch and were excited about Fancy Kitty. And now it seems you had real issues with the little Tom. What happened? Is thefrns deluxe much Better?
        Thanks

      • kneyda

        Well, it isnt that I didn’t like the Strauch as I did, very much so but I was in the mood for something different. Strauch makes a great drum carder. I even used to be a Strauch dealer. Here is my post on what happened with the Little Tom. I also wrote a post on the Deb’s Delicate Deluxe. You really can’t go wrong with Pat Green or Strauch. You will also be able to easily resell the equipment if you no longer need it for a good price.

        Please let me know what you get. Are you using it for a business or for personal use? Thanks for writing in.

  3. I’ve just purchased a Deb’s Deluxe (haven’t received it yet). The seller didn’t know the tpi…. Do you know what your’s is? Thanks!

    • kneyda

      I looked through the notes that came with the carder and they don’t give you the tpi. They mention it is the “fur drum” that was originally developed to card angora. I am pretty sure that Pat Green doesn’t want that info to be out there. It is a great carding cloth. Most “exotic” or “does everything” cloths are way to dense. Let me know how you like it and congratulations on your new carder!

  4. Paolo G

    i have a Patrick Green Deluxe Carder made in the 1990’s. It’s in great shape. I just have to replace the belts. Before I do, does anyone know how much distance (a gap) there should be between the small drum and the large drum. Once I know that, I can get some belts made.

    • kneyda

      So sorry to say that I sold my drum carder. I had a vet emergency so it had to go. Have you tried Ravelry or calling Paula Simmons?

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