Louet S17 Wheel
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Description: Effective Fall 2010 the S17 is sold in a new version. It is no longer a kit. Comes partially assembled, comparable to other Louet classic wheels, the final assembly is quick and easy. The bobbins are also assembled. The wood is sanded and the edges rounded. The wheel only requires a finishing with lacquer, stain or wax. Since the backpost on the new wheel is 32mm thick, the original S17 skeinwinder will not fit the new version, however, the Louet stand alone skeinwinder will solve that problem. A great wheel at a great price!
The first generation Louët spinning wheels, like the S10 and S17, all have a single belt bobbin drive with an adjustable flyer brake to regulate tension. This results in spinning wheels that are very easy to learn how to spin on, and also very suitable to spin thicker yarns. The bobbins have a sheave with three settings that can be used to obtain three spinning speeds or ratios. By using different types of bobbins and flyers, Louët spinning wheels can be used to produce every kind of yarn, from coarse wool to fine silks. A High Speed Set is also available for this wheel for easier spinning of very fine yarns. Finally, an excellent spinning wheel must turn freely and quietly. Accordingly Louet uses maintenance-free ball bearings in the main hub and at the footman connection. (No lubrication is required). The wheels are made of a laminated hardwood with a "birch" exterior finish.
Specifications: - Main wheel: Ø 50 cm (19 3/4") - Ratios: 1:5.5, 1:7.5, 1:10.5 - Orifice: Ø 12 mm (1/2"), height 70 cm (27 5/8") - Weight: 5 kg (11 lb) Accessories available: extra bobbins high speed bobbin and matching flyer (clear lacquered) high speed fat core bobbin (clear lacquered) bulky bobbin and matching flyer (clear lacquered) stand alone skeinwinder lazy kate with adjustable brake for four bobbins (clear lacquered)
Product Review By: Nancy Reid
Louet S10 & S17 Spinning Wheels
These wheels are the easiest ever to teach spinning with, or to learn on. In years of teaching, I have found that the biggest hump to get over is feeling the tug of the wheel as it tries to take the yarn away; the bobbin-lead Louets make this easy to feel, and to avoid over-spinning. Their strong suit is spinning big fat softly-spun yarns (think Lopi), so for the spinner who wants to do bulky singles for knitting or for rug weft, this wheel is a natural. The orifice is big, too, so big that an orifice hook is not even provided, nor necessary; so art yarns are easy. The wheel as originally built is also slow, and that will facilitate the manipulation that art yarns need. It can also be sped up with the optional fast bobbins, so you’re not limited to only bulky; it’s an all-around great wheel.
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