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My New Toy

True Creations Kick Spindle unfinished

Still unfinished but tried, a wonderful spinner, my new True Creations Kick Spindle. I had Jim make me an extra shaft and 2 extra whorls, one is purpleheart and the other is zebrawood. I will be sanding it tonight so hoping to have a proper review soon. Just had to share the grain. She is lovely, isn’t she? Even without her finish.

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My old girl…

Just realized that my Great Wheel is 163 years old. It still works. Will my Schacht work perfectly after 163 years old? Hope so!


Shotgun shell spokes are so pretty.

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Huh? Schacht Cherry Matchless?

Look what followed me home from Estes Park Wool Market this year:

I was really proud of myself.  I had only bought $18.00 worth of yak and was about to leave.  Then I walked by Susan’s Fiber Shop and saw the wheel.  Before I knew what I was doing, I had asked to try it and then it was done.  It spun so well!  I have a Schacht Matchless in maple that I am not really all that fond of.  I gave the maple one to the baby last year so I probably needed to get another, right?  Plus, Susan was a sweetie and gave me $100 off which is awesome. (Btw, I love Susan’s Fiber Shop. She is so generous with her time and really knows her stuff.)

I lovvvee the changes they made to the Matchless wheels.  I also love the painted black orifice hook. :)  The new scotch tension is so responsive.  Wonderful wheel!

I leave you with the grain that melted my heart!

This is a very dark wheel.

I mean, leave a wheel with that grain? No way!

 

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