||About 4 pounds (1.8 kg),
depending on wood. Cherry is less than 4 pounds, maple a
little more. Exotic woods are usually heavier.
||6-1/4W x 10L x 8”H (160x254x205mm)
||Your choice - Jumbo
HansenCrafts flyer with sliding yarn guides or WooLee Winder level-wind
jumbo flyer is available at
additional cost. Many spinners have both; the HansenCrafts
for spinning (because it offers finer control and higher speed),
and the WooLee Winder for plying (it's quicker because you don't
need to stop).
||5/8” (15 mm), reducers
||8 0z (225 g) capacity jumbo
Oz with WooLee Winder.
||Easily adjustable Scotch tension.
||Powerful, high-quality 12 volt DC
motor, reversible for Z or S twist.
||12 volts DC, 1.2 amp
maximum (about the same as an automobile dome light), but typically
less than 0.5 amps. Universal (worldwide) AC power
supply and automobile cigarette lighter adapter are included.
Export sales include AC plugs for Australia/NZ, UK, European,
and US household outlets.
||Continuously variable from
0 to about 1600
rpm (no-load), measured with a laser tachometer.
PIC microcontroller-based pulse width modulation (PWM) w/soft start
to gradually ramp up to selected operating speed when switched
on using the foot switch.
configurable as "deadman" mode (hold down for on,
release for off) or "tap-on/off" mode.
||100-240 VAC universal 12
volt power supply, 12 volt auto adapter, foot switch, orifice
threader, user guide, carry bag,
one jumbo bobbin.
Beth had her Mark 2 prototype espinner when we visited Tonga on our
sailboat RED. Island women make a variety of handicrafts, usually
woven of coconut or pandanus fiber (note the skirt on the woman on the
right of the photo). Beth told them about her little spinner but
they had no idea what she was talking about. So, she brought it in
(with a little battery) and gave a demonstration. Our friend Na'a
is trying it here. Lots of laughter.
This is on O'ua, a small island not often visited by cruisers.