Kromski Minstrel Spinning Wheel - Walnut
This beautiful, compact, portable wheel features a wide, steady base for the double treadle operation and the wheel, which is larger than many upright wheels. The wheel is easy to mount on the two support posts. The third post accommodates an optional distaff
One of our most popular castle-type wheels. Larger than the Kromski Mazurka, the Minstrel has stronger, bolder lines and a larger base to accommodate the larger wheel diameter and the double treadles. It is a double drive wheel but comes standard with Scotch tension set-up for those that prefer the single drive feel
The Minstrel is made of European alder and birch and with its antique look makes the perfect wheel for reenactors
- Wheel Diameter: 18"
- Weight: 13 lbs.
- Orifice Height 33"
- Orifice Size: 3/8"
- 3 Bobbins
- Attached 2-bobbin Lazy Kate
- Ratios: 6.5:1, 8.5:1, 12:1 and 16:1
- Two whorls
- Threading Hook
- Bearings on wheel crank and bobbins
- Leather bearings on flyer
- Spinning Wheel Oil
- Easy to Assemble
I ordered a Minstrel at the end of October to take advantage of the Kromski promotion. I ordered it on 10/30/2017 and it was delivered 11/3/2017!! My husband & I assembled the wheel, not sure how long it took, but not long. I am 5'7' and I am very happy with the height of the orifice, it is taller, and double drive just works! I bought the Minstrel based on research, (I did not access to a one) and felt comfortable buying without trying since I already own a Sonata. I am very happy with the wheel! The Minstrel spins beautifully!