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unclejoey Posted - 04/09/2014 : 5:41:06 PM
Hi, all. I'm thinking of ordering a new Lendrum double-treadle wheel. Opinions? I already have an older Country Craftsman Saxony-style wheel, which is great for fine singles and plying those singles, but I'm looking for something a bit more versatile. Does this fit the bill?

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unclejoey Posted - 04/16/2014 : 5:04:08 PM
Love it! It was ridiculously easy to set up and I had no problem spinning half a bobbin of merino in no time. Thanks for asking...

robinstephanie Posted - 04/16/2014 : 08:15:41 AM
HHOOOOORRRRAAAAYYY! You must have it by now. How's it going?


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unclejoey Posted - 04/14/2014 : 08:12:33 AM
Thanks, Robinsteph and yarnlover. My new wheel should be arriving tomorrow.

yarnlover Posted - 04/10/2014 : 12:16:11 PM
I have the Lendrum double treadle and think it is a good wheel. Easy to use, and with the plying head, you can get larger skeins, which I like a lot. I spin a couple of bobbins full on another wheel, then ply on the Lendrum, usually anywhere from 6-8 oz.

I don't spin fine on this wheel, have another one for that, but can get sport weight (or so) to chunky yarn on the Lendrum.

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robinstephanie Posted - 04/09/2014 : 6:57:15 PM
I have a Lendrum, Uncle Joey, and I like it, it works for me. It was a great deal on a starter wheel: the wheel, three bobbins, a plying bobbin & head, and a drive band to go with them, a tensioned Kate, and a high-speed flyer for $600, I think. it was (still is?) a standard Lendrum package a few years back, not a special at the dealer I bought it from.

There were cheaper wheels, but this one felt smooth when I test-drove it, and I'd heard it was a good, solid wheel. It's not slick, but it is functional and workhorse, and everything I've tried to do, I've been able to do, although I think even higher ratios would be nice. If you're a fast spinner and/or spin a fine grist often, you might aim for something with higher ratios. It does make me dream about moving up to a more aesthetically pleasing wheel some day. I have my eyes on the Schact-Reeves saxony.


Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover

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