~ prices & repairs procedure ~
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The basic idea is that you fill out our packing
slip and send it to us along with whatever you have to be fixed or copied.
The packing slip generates an invoice, and payment of the invoice puts the
work on the bench. The packing slip also travels with your work and identifies
it as yours...there are a lot of parts and pieces around here and the packing
slip makes the difference between order and chaos!
Really important: We do not stain or in
any way color the replacement pieces and/or repairs unless the work with
us is specifically commissioned to include finish treatment. This is usually
only in the cases of pieces that originally were painted, and even then
usually only for pieces that need specialty painting such as rosemåling.
We will not agree to do simple staining or similar finishes. People
have really particular ideas about color and finish, plus ideas about sourcing
(organic, living wage, fair trade, etc etc etc), plus allergies & intolerances
innumerable. We cannot anticipate nor sort through those, and as a general
rule it is best to anticipate your work coming back to you sanded but not
finished. We use good woods, and most of these will age to a lovely color,
just as most wheels or looms do. If you want it stained, we cannot provide
The prices (in no particular order) are:
- entire flyer assembly (new flyer, one new bobbin, new
whorl) with either 1/2" or 1/4" orifice, $150. This comes with
an orifice hook.
Important note: Most antique flyers have small orifice openings, and
we replicate those with the 1/4" sizing. However, thicker or "art"
yarn will not work with these, and thus the 1/2" opening gives you
a great deal more yarn design flexibility while still looking very much
like the original.
- put a flyer on your axle, $50
- whorl, $20 (this can be a new whorl, a replacement, one
with different size ratios, etc)
- extra bobbins, $30/each.
If you buy 5 ($150) we will make you 6 and also include an orifice
Important note: you can mix & match styles of bobbins as you
wish with the "Buy 5, Get 6" deal, meaning that the order does
not have to be all bobbins for the same wheel, but can be 3 for one wheel
and 3 for another, or 2 each for three different wheels, or whatever.
We need an original to replicate. If you do not have the original, then
we will have to have your flyer & whorl here so we can design a bobbin
to go on them. Please double-box flyers: they are fragile.
- orifice hook, $10 (These are made using the needles
from antique sock knitting machines & nicely turned handles.)
- maidens, $20/each (These are turned to match the
style of your wheel.)
- leather bearings, washers, ties, etc. Also cornhusk
bearings for great wheels.
Free. Always. For anyone. Just send us your mail-to address. We will
need to get a couple of measurements from you and then will pop them in
- threaded tensioning system for Saxony wheel (tension
screw and MOA boss), $30
- Mother-of-All (MOA), $30
- flax distaff assembly, $30 per section and the top section
includes a removeable flax cage; this is turned to match the style of your
- footman $15
- Great Wheel direct drive spindle, $15
- The Dewey Doubler, a Great Wheel accelerator that functions
as both a "Minor's Head" type accelerator and a direct drive spindle,
Other things must be priced individually. Prices do not include shipping
and, if you pay by PayPal, the fairly nominal PayPal processing fees.
If you wish to send picture, the best way to send pictures is usually by
email, since the interface on Facebook is not a very good one. Our email
address is, BobbinBoy@yahoo.com
We have a public site on Facebook. You do not have to have
a Facebook account to view it...
We also maintain a free "Resources" page, with
DIY information and how-to videos.