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Old 01-14-2009, 09:50 PM   #21
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My dark side has those miniature caramel rice cakes.

O(n)T: I've decided that when I do get a wheel, it will be Heavenly . (Sorry, couldn't let the opportunity get away.) I've heard too many good things about them, and they're cheap and creatively made. Love it!

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Old 01-15-2009, 09:39 AM   #22
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I hear they have donuts!

You're killing me here!!!!


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Old 01-15-2009, 09:47 AM   #23
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you're great fun ladyv. I've watched her videos lots too. Including her spindle videos that helped me tremendously too. Whenever you have the $ for the wheel grab one, they're fantastic! Mine after shipping to NM was $216.00, she ships UPS, which I suppose is a bit cheaper but I prefer Fed Ex, esp since Dh works for them. Better company all around. Anyway go get you a heavenly handspinning wheel! They have a couple that are lower priced than the Fidelis too...and one that's higher; it's a DT.
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:02 PM   #24
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It looks like a great idea, and the bobbin seems very large, like something I'm looking for myself. However, I'm concerned about the contraption on the pedal part.

One side (right) drives the wheel as you would expect. The other side, however, is a pulley that pushes the rod up. I would really want to sit down and test this mechanism before I purchased it. It must be absolutely smooth acting with no jerks or hesitations when spinning. You might get by on regular wool, but try to spin silk, angora, etc, and you'll get frustrated. I'm not saying this WOULD do that. I'd just want to test it first.

Cheers, and happy wheel hunting.
(BTW, I second the Babe recommendation)

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