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HansenCrafts LLC
710 East Park Ave
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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(360) 747-7746

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Specifications:

Weight:   About 4 pounds (1.8 kg), depending on wood.  Cherry is less than 4 pounds, maple a little more.  Exotic woods are usually heavier.
Size:   6-1/4W x 10L x 8H (160x254x205mm)
Flyer: 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).
Orifice:  5/8 (15 mm), reducers optional.
Bobbin: 11+ ounce (310g) capacity jumbo bobbin/10 Oz with WooLee Winder/6oz lace bobbin..
Tension: Easily adjustable Scotch tension.
Motor: Powerful, high-quality 12 volt DC motor, reversible for Z or S twist.
Power supply:  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.
Speed range: Continuously variable from 0 to about 1600 rpm (no-load), measured with a laser tachometer.
Speed controller:  State-of-the-art programmable 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.
Foot Switch: Included; user configurable as "deadman" mode (hold down for on, release for off) or "tap-on/off" mode.
Included: 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.


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