Oh yes... I am the proud owner of a brand new spinning wheel!!! The Mach 1 by Spinolution arrived at my doorstep last night searching for a new home... I welcome it with open arms and spinning hands!
I purchased this baby from janicerosema on etsy. She is a super sweet seller, and she happens to live just blocks away from the man who makes them. I was only able to sit and spin for a few minutes last night, but so far, I am in love! The action on this wheel is so smooth and I had absolutely no problems taking it out of the box and assembling it... it took all of about 15 minutes, then I was ready to spin! I am going to devote some real time spinning this afternoon, and then I will be able to give a more accurate description of how it really works.
here are some pictures:
I had Janice's special treatment added... taller peg hooks, and the "orifice" hook has a ball on the tip to prevent any snagging of bulky or art yarns. This wheel has no orifice btw, it is a hook so there is no actual threading.
I have heard a few people on ravelry describe this as a rather "ugly" wheel, but I actually love the way it looks, it has a really sturdy almost industrial feel to it. It is actually made by hand in the makers home garage wood shop! I love that about this wheel.
Of course, Little Man's favorite thing to do is to grab the hook and spin the flyers! I thought this was good to show the height of the wheel... its about 27" tall.