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« on: August 27, 2008 05:33:06 PM »

So, there's a new drum carder on the market, handmade with hardwoods and at a decent price! Since I have been considering drum carders, I took a deep breath and bought one. I will let you all know how it is when I get it, but I couldn't really beat the $299 price! Brand New! It's made by fiber folks so they really seem to know what a person wants in a fiber tool, and when I sent him emails (after my purchase) he answered back, which is something I consider VERY important from a business but unlikely from a large company. Anyway, they can be found at www.fancy-kitty.com I bought the kitten, but you shoould see the big kitty! all carved and inlaid with pretty woods...I couldn't afford that one.
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2008 07:34:03 AM »

Whoa, I think I saw one of the big kitty carders at Estes Park Wool Market, and I thought "What the heck!  I've never even heard of these!".  Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to really look at it...lots of people, and laminathegreat and I were juggling her kiddos...so thanks for the link!   They look beautiful...congrats, and definitely let us know what you think of it!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008 05:58:13 PM »

He said they are really new to the market.
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2008 04:02:23 PM »

it's sitting on my porch...and i won't have time to go pick it up until later! Much later! arg!
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2008 01:42:55 AM »

it's sitting on my porch...and i won't have time to go pick it up until later! Much later! arg!

OOOOWWW I want a review! bounce bounce bounce
I totally dig this drum and I want one.
Only I have to let it ship to the Netherlands, cause well that's where I live.
That's a bit scary so I desperately want a review from you how brillant this kitten is!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2008 12:06:16 PM »

I haven't opened the box yet, but the personalized thank you note was WAY COOL!
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2008 05:37:45 PM »

A personalized note sounds promising. I really can't wait for you to give us your impression of this one because I'm really considering getting one at that price.
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2008 02:14:43 PM »

Ok, I played with it. I've never really used a drum carder before so it took me some time to get the hang of it, and I really think that I need more practice, but one I figured it out, it was great! I had to adjust it a bit to get it to work right, but once I did, it was great! (I think this was due to the brush attachment.) I have a batt of alpaca ready to spin! And Ron, the creator has been really supportive, letting me know that I can contact him if I have any problems. I really like that. All in all, I'd say, Thumbs up!! I could card all day!
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2008 05:46:30 AM »

The most made mistakes when first using a drum carder are not adjusting the width between the licker in drum and the main drum. 

You want them to be even with each other and enough space to insert a piece of paper between them.

For carding finer fibers like alpaca, llama & angora, you need more TPI (called a fur drum).

Only feed well teased fiber through and only a little at a time.  you should be able to see through the fiber.

I've been wanting to get a brush attachment for my Patrick Green, but went with a burning tool instead.
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2008 01:06:09 PM »

I adjusted itto about there and really like how the brush attachment keeps everything smooth and pretty. Thank you for the advice about how much to feed!
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