This may just be the perfect travel wheel. It is compact and lightweight. The treadles fold up and the flyer comes off and settles near the top of the wheel for travel. The Lazy Kate is built in and there is a carry handle. Just fold it up, stick it into the carry bag and go. There is even a shoulder strap for easy transport. It will fit easily into the back seat or the trunk of a car or truck and will fit in the overhead of most airplanes - just be sure to check with your airline to be sure. It takes up very little floor space at home or wherever you take it. The four ratios mean you can spin almost any type of yarn. The drive band is stretchy and doesn't need to be adjusted when you change ratios. The wheel and flyer are mounted on ball bearings for effortless spinning that's smooth and quiet. The treadles are mounted on polyurethane hinges to allow a comfortable heel-toe action.
I bought my original Joy wheel back about the time I learned how to spin. The original Joy had very small bobbins, at least for a beginning spinner who was still making chunky thick yarn. It only took me moments to fill up the bobbins. I sold that wheel and bought this Joy wheel when Ashford redesigned it to allow for larger bobbins. In addition to that change they designed a bulky flyer which allows you to spin two bobbins of singles and ply them together onto the even larger jumbo bobbin.
I just bought a large Norwegian style spinning wheel and have decided a couple of my wheels need to find new homes. I hate to let this one go but I'm sure there is someone out there who will love it and use it. Just let me know!
Foldable Travel Wheel
Ratios: 6, 8, 11, 14
15 3/4"" Drive Wheel
Orifice Height 24"
Bobbin Capacity 4-5 oz
Weight 13 lbs
Dimensions Folded: 15 3/4" wide, 25" high, 6.5" deep
Built-in Lazy Kate that holds 2 bobbins
2 Extra Bobbins
Padded Carry Bag
Sliding Flyer Hook
Larger Jumbo Flyer and 1 Jumbo Bobbin
This spinning wheel can easily be shipped in it's padded bag. The buyer will pay shipping for this item.