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« on: November 12, 2008 07:18:05 PM »

I know I want an ashford country spinner wheel, but a new one is $500, and they are the same price on ebay. I want the country spinner because I am looking for a large orifice wheel for making fancy yarns. Anyone know where I can get a decent price on a new or used one?
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008 07:22:47 PM »

Do you have a local or semi local spinners or weavers guild? Also, your LYS might have leads. If theres a 4h club, try contacting them because they usually have fiber artists who enter competitions.

Also, craigslist is an old standby
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008 05:04:27 AM »

Ditto what vanilla said.

Start saving your change in a gallon jar - add in any gift $.  Don't 'borrow' from it.  And keep looking!!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008 04:10:37 PM »

I know I want an ashford country spinner wheel, but a new one is $500, and they are the same price on ebay. I want the country spinner because I am looking for a large orifice wheel for making fancy yarns. Anyone know where I can get a decent price on a new or used one?

There was one that sold on eBay for about $350 about 2 months ago.  I already have 2 wheels so I didn't need to bid on it although these days I'm considering some type of a bulky spinner myself.

Have you thought about Babe's bulky spinners?  I've heard a lot of good things about them and there's also the electric spinner with the bulky attachment - which saves your legs from treadling all of 2 pounds of yarn that'll fit on the bobbin  It's not as pretty-looking as the country spinner but less expensive.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008 07:24:50 AM »

i checked out the woolery, and i didn't see that babe had a chunky spinner, i have a babe now, and i love it. i guess i'll have to check it out. thanks guys!
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008 08:26:44 AM »

Even if the Woolery doesn't have it, you can go straight to Nel's Babe site
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008 08:07:32 PM »

Definitely check Craigslist. One thing about spinning wheels (that I've noticed from trying to find a gently used one online) is that they apparently retain their value for years. Which is bad when you try and purchase from E-Bay because you're looking to spend about as much on a used one as you would a brand new one.

When I first decided I wanted to spin, I wasn't ready to drop several hundred dollars on a wheel. I decided to try spindle spinning to see if I even enjoyed hand spinning. Turns out I do, so now I'm saving up for a wheel. I really want a Kromski Sonata.

Good luck on your search for a wheel. I hope you are able to find the Ashford wheel you really want.
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2008 06:10:52 AM »

I did end up going straight to the babe website, and the babe bulky spinner does exhist! and would save me around $200. So I may end up going with that, also I think the orifice is bigger, which is my whole motivation for getting another wheel. Lexi Boger, plucky fluff, is doing a camp at the yarn shop literally at the end of my road in april and i wanna be able to make some sweet funky yarns when she comes.
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2008 10:30:54 AM »

lucky ewe!!
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