I joined Spindles & Flyers and came home with a hand-built Rick Reeves Frame Wheel!
It is so pretty!
I am in love!
The details are magnificent.
Built-in whorl storage.
The medullary rays of quarter-sawn oak.
It is in great shape. I also got a lazy kate and four extra bobbins. It could use a general cleaning and dusting. And the treadle connection could stand to be updated.
I doubt the wheel came with shoe lace technology.
Time to put a new drive band on it and take it for a spin (I admit it; the pun is intended).
What I don't know about this wheel is when it was built. The woman I bought it from ordered it directly from Rick Reeves (I think). If it is signed, I don't know where to find the signature.
It was an impulse buy. It didn't help that Renee, Kathleen, and Sara were all egging me on to buy it. (Such enablers! Truth be told, I think it was to save them from buying it.) I have no regrets though, just questions. Anyone out there have any thoughts on the wheel?