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New for 2016 we have moved the wheel to the back of the upright. This change makes for a little smoother treadling. Changing Whorls is now much easier and quicker.
No need to invest a fortune to learn to spin. This hardworking no nonsense spinning wheel is ideal for beginners. Intermediate spinners will be pleased with its 2 spinning ratios. If you are an experienced spinner, you may find that this wheel is different from the more expensive wheels on the market, including our own. It is primarily a beginners wheel at a price no one we have been able to find in the world can match for a new, solid hardwood, wheel.
As with all our spinning wheels, the BumbleBee is made from solid hardwood. We use Red Oak.
The wheel axle is on two sealed bearings for ease of treadling and the flyer axle also has two bearings for quiet operation. The bobbin is also on two sealed bearings for quiet operation. No other wheel offers sealed bearings at this price!
We do not use plywood or MDF on our spinning wheels. We want our wheels to be heirloom quality spinning wheels that will last for generations to come.
The BumbleBee comes unfinished so that you can decorate it in any way you wish.
Finishing with Danish Oil is available for $100.00
28 inches tall
Orifice height is 27 inches
Delta orifice with sliding hook flyer
6:1 and 8:1 spinning ratios
16 inch solid hardwood wheel
Solid hardwood frame
18 inch by 18 inch base occupies a small area but is exceptionally stable.
Assembly requires 2 screws to fasten the upright and wheel to the base. Attaching the footmen and the flyer assembly. 10 minutes (maybe less!)
Double treadle for ease of operation
Single drive with Scotch Tension
Weighs approximately 15 pounds.
1 bobbin (3.5 inches diameter x 4.25 inches long) is included.
Quick change flyer is the same flyer design used on our more expensive spinning wheels.
One Year Guarantee
The BumbleBee is not available through dealers. Order now at our Etsy Store, www.bluebonnetspinning.etsy.com
Extra bobbins are available for the BumbleBee from our dealers or direct from BlueBonnet Spinning Wheel Co.
Basic BumbleBee is specified above. MSRP $225.00 plus shipping
See accessories listings for extra bobbins, Lazy Kate, and extra whorls.