The Minstrel from the Kromskis of Poland, is a castle style wheel. It features a wide, steady base for the double treadle operation and the wheel, which is larger than many upright wheels - 18". The wheel is easy to mount on the two support posts. The third post will mount an optional distaff.
It is a double drive wheel but comes standard with Scotch tension set-up if your prefer the single drive feel. A threading hook and extra whorl are conveniently stored up front for easy access.The Minstrel is made of European alder and birch. The design is perfect for reenactors. Very easy to assemble.
wheel diameter - 18"
orifice height - 33"; size - 3/8"
bobbins; 3 included; will fit all other Kromski wheels; Kromski regular bobbins have yarn capacity that is 50% greater than many other popular wheel bobbins; a plus for any spinner
also includes threading hook, attached Lazy Kate and bottle of spinning wheel oil
Ratios: 6.5, 8.5, 12 and 16 to 1; 2 whorls included
bearings on wheel crank; leather bearings on flyer
weight - 13 lbs.
Available in clear finish.
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