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« on: May 24, 2008 07:13:39 PM »

The Short: I need to know the size dowel that a Kromski bobbin will fit on.

The Long: I'm in the process of trying to figure out how to make a Lazy Kate. Right now, I just use a kick spindle, which means my "bobbins" are toilet paper tubes. However, I'm saving up for the Kromski Sonata. Basically, I want to make a Lazy Kate that I'll be able to use with the bobbins I get for the wheel.

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008 09:08:24 PM »

I thought there was a lazy kate attached to the wheel to hold at least two bobbins for plying. If you waited till you purchased the wheel you could at least have some leeway until you could size everything just right. I could definitely see wanting a lazy kate though. Sometimes you want to do more than ply 2 yarns together.

On the website http://www.newvoyager.com/sonata.html :

also includes threading hook, attached Lazy Kate and bottle of spinning wheel oil; uses an elastic drive band



Not sure how big a Lazy Kate you are planning but if you can't get the info at least you will have another option to hold you. I know I want the same wheel, I just don't have enough will power to save for it. Perhaps that should be Wheel-Power?  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008 05:33:23 PM »

Thanks! That list of dealers will come in very handy, I think.

The reason I want to make a Lazy Kate in addition to the one on the wheel is that my money situation isn't exactly in place to purchase a new wheel yet, and, well, I'm just too impatient to wait and too cheap to buy a commercial Lazy Kate.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008 05:51:57 PM »

Totally understandable. I have a tedious money situation at best so I know it can be hard. My husband just has to deal with my obsessive want for things at the moment and occasionally realize he will have to give in. I totally love the Sonata. Hope you find what your looking for!  Smiley
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