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heard from Alden. He suggested a motor spinner, but....ick. I'm a Luddite at heart, and prefer the manual powered wheels over electric (besides, the manual wheels are Pretty! And Wonderful! And and and...:grin:)

He said it sounds like a 28" Candian Production wheel will fit my needs - but I need to send him some current yarn samples first. No problem - I'll go dig some out tonight and send 'em off in the morning. He's willing to build me a 36" or even a :gasp: 39" wheel - but I dunno know if I need that kind of power (if I were male, maybe, but...:grin:)

The 28" is right at 1/2 the cost of a 36" or 39". I could get more for my money with that route...but. I'm lusting after the 36". :sigh:

I'll be sending the samples, and I told Alden to tell me what I *need*. Just because I want a 36" doesn't mean that'll be the best fit for me - I don't want to end up with too much wheel.

And no, there's never been any chance of me going with another brand of wheel. I'm spoiled, I know it, and am a very loyal customer. Besides, I prefer to buy from an individual rather than a company that mass-produces things. (Which is why J. is being sweet-talked into making stuff. Hair forks and small tools and and and...)
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Date:March 19th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
I so need to (a) ship you a wheel and (b) talk to Alden.
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Date:March 19th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
(a) yes, whenever - I'm sure you need the space back and (b) Soon! Get on the list while there's still time - he's not getting any younger, y'know. :lol:
Date:March 19th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
Hey Verna, here's a thought: I outgrew the 28" production wheel pretty fast. I sold it and bought a faster wheel. You might want to think about a wheel you could *grow into*: maybe a little fast for now, but treadle slowly until you are up to par. That way you'd be happier, longer.

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Date:March 19th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
See, *this* is what I needed to hear! :grin:

I have a 22" and a 24"...plus the 30" antique that is visiting the Far North. :grin: I'm thinking that I'm lusting after what I need....for once. :big grin:
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