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Old 10-21-2007, 03:28 PM   #1
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My "new-to-me" Ashford
$130! And no shipping cause I picked it up myself.

It's an older Ashford Traditional.. from the 70's, but it spins beautifully. It doesn't spin as nicely as my larger wheel, but still, it's a great find for a second wheel.

(I still want a Joy though.)

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Old 10-21-2007, 04:12 PM   #2
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What a great find!!
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Wow! Great find.
Enjoy!!
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Congratulations, it looks really well taken care of. What is your other wheel?
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My other one is the handmade wheel my dad made for me.

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Originally Posted by Silver View Post
My other one is the handmade wheel my dad made for me.

I knew that you knitted, taught classes, and that you openly share your talents with other knitters. Didn't know that you are a spinner too. Thanks for sharing the picture of the gorgeous wheel that your Dad made for you, that is such a wonderful gift that he has given you. I know that I treasure everything that my parents made and have given me.

I can't get over how beautiful that wheel is!
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Thanks Deb. My dad is super talented and is a brilliant woodworker. He is a luthier professionally (he builds electric guitars), but he can make anything with wood. This was his first and only spinning wheel, and he didn't know a thing about them before he started. But it's the best wheel I've ever tried. It's big and sturdy, and I can spin anything from lace weight cashmere to hemp rope on it. lol

He's also made a drum carder, hand cards, and English combs for me. (I know.. I'm a lucky girl. )
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She's beautiful Kristen. (But then I'm biased because I have one just like her!)
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Thanks Deb. My dad is super talented and is a brilliant woodworker. He is a luthier professionally (he builds electric guitars), but he can make anything with wood. This was his first and only spinning wheel, and he didn't know a thing about them before he started. But it's the best wheel I've ever tried. It's big and sturdy, and I can spin anything from lace weight cashmere to hemp rope on it. lol

He's also made a drum carder, hand cards, and English combs for me. (I know.. I'm a lucky girl. )

I am so impressed with his beautiful guitars, (I sent the link to a friend who plays). I can see that talent runs in the family. My Dad is 82 so his hands aren't as steady as they used to be or I would be getting my own custom made wheel. I do have a soap mold and cutter that he made for me a few years back and they are treasures.

Thanks again for sharing, you are a blessed girl.
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