I have received a Joslin Spinning wheel (someone knew I wanted to learn to spin!). Does anyone know anything about this wheel and how I can obtain a belt for it? They also gave me alot of roving, so am anxious to learn how to use it!
After some searching, I found these sites with information:
It appears your wheel is a Norwegian wheel built by Vernon Joslin. That is all I could find.
new to spinnig have Haldane wheel/ love but have somme issses/ tension knob came off/ leg won,t sat in hole?
There was a discussion on Haldane wheels on another thread here with similar problems. Read through it and see if it will solve some of your problems.
From what I can find, your wheel was made by the Haldane company in Fife, Scotland. Apparently, they made several styles.
You should be able to stick the tension knob back in the hole. I have a Shetland style wheel (Wee Peggy) and I've waxed the knob so I can adjust the tension easily. The legs over time will become loose. They may need a bit of re-gluing or tightening of screws. If you are unsure about doing this yourself, find a woodworker you trust to make the adjustments. In many towns, lumberyards can give you the names. Interview them first; after all they will be touching your wheel. Here on Forum, there will be names spinners can recommend to you for restorers as well, depending on where you live.
Depending on the climate you live in (dry or damp) the wood will dry out or swell with moisture. I'm guessing you live in dry and the wood is dry as well. You may need to nourish the wood periodically as well - wax it. I use a beeswax mixture from the store. Do this only if there is NOT a lacquered finish on the wheel. It will eat the finish. My WP (Wee Peggy) came to me from a desert climate. The wood was dry and dull. She shined right up.
Thanks! I did see that disscusion on the other page about Haldane wheel/seem to be common problem! Good info on waxing the wood , I do live in the high desert! thanks agian / happy spinning
My name is Dan Joslin. My father made the wheel you have. Are you looking to re-thread the wheel and the spool? It's pretty simple. Let me know if you need assistance.
I have a Joslin wheel, a traveling wheel with flax distaff, made in 1973 and bought through the Damascus School of Crafts in Oregon. Is this your father? I'm thinking of selling this wheel so if you know of anyone looking for a Joslin wheel, I'd appreciate knowing about it.
Yes. My father is Vernon Joslin. I would be very interested in purchasing this wheel from you. You can call me at 503-880-2756.
I have tried to call you, but no success. I'd like to sell my Joslin wheel to you. I live in Corvallis. Where are you? My phone number is 541 758-5320
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I'm trying to find a Joslin wheel for sale. If you know of any, please contact me. Thanks.