The Kromski Minstrel gives you the Olde World elegance that Kromski is known for in a compact Castle style wheel. A Castle wheel is simply a wheel where the flyer, orifice and mother of all are located directly above the drive wheel in a tall, castle-like fashion.
Equipped with an 18” diameter wheel, the Minstrel is indeed capable of delivering a full wheel impact without demanding the full wheel real estate.
The Minstrel is a double treadle wheel bursting with detailed, handcrafted wood turnings and can be adjusted to operate in either double drive mode or single drive mode with Scotch tension. The optional distaff easily attaches for spinners requiring assistance with longer staple-length fibers, such as flax or hemp. Add this charming yet multi-functional wheel to your archive today and delight yourself with thoughts of yesteryear every time you spin!
The Jumbo Flyer kit expands the spinners range in two ways. First, it allows you to spin chunky to super bulky art yarn because of the larger orifice on the jumbo flyer and the ratio of the Slow Whorl (4.5:1). Also, the jumbo bobbin allows spinners twice the capacity of the regular Kromski bobbin, essentially allowing you to spin two regular bobbins worth without a bobbin change!! This means longer, continual drafts for skeins with greater yardage.
And if that isn't big enough for you Kromski now has the Great Jumbo Flyer, specially designed for the Minstrel Wheel – learn more about this amazing opportunity to expand your wheel possibilities!
3 bobbins (120g/4.2oz capacity)
Spinning Wheel Oil
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FREE $50 Instant Shopping Spree (Unfinished)*
FREE $75 Instant Shopping Spree (Clear, Walnut or Mahogany)*
Beautiful European Alder and Birch wood
Wheel Diameter : 45 (18 inches)
Orifice Circumference : 10mm (3/8 in.)
Standard Whorl Ratios: 6.5, 8.5, 12 and 16:1
Additional jumbo whorl with 4.5:1 ratio available
Durable leather bearing on front maiden
Sturdy brass bearings at wheel hub
Hushed plastic bearings in bobbins
Single Drive with Scotch Tension or Double Drive
Built-In Lazy Kate (2 bobbin capacity)
Total Wheel weight : 5.5kg (12 lbs)
Optional Distaff Available
Minstrel assembly video
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*Yippee, Instant Shopping Spree with the Purchase of the Minstrel!
$50 Instant Shopping Spree with the Unfinished Minstrel and a $75 Instant Shopping Spree with the Clear, Walnut or Mahogany Minstrel. Please note on form at check out which in stock items up to the value of your shopping spree you would like to receive. If you would like an Item that is more expensive than your shopping spree contact me and I will be happy to make you a Custom Order.