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All Spinolution wheels are made a furniture grade ply, to resist warping as can be a worry with solid woods in various climates
The Bees are Spinolution's fabulous foldable travel wheels. Fully assembled ,ready to spin right out of the box. Spin any weight of yarn from fine to bulky on multiple ratios. The built in lazy kate holds 3 bobbins. All three models include three bobbins. See the amazing videos on these wheels from Spinolution linked below!
Choose between a 4 oz setup (Queen) or an 8 oz setup (King) or the New Worker Bee with it's 16 oz set up - you can use the 8 oz bobbins on this wheel/flyer as well. Although these wheels look alike, and have many of the same features - there are some key differences to consider if you are choosing between the two. 4 oz set ups (Queen Bees) have always had the 1/4" shaft and as the King Bees have been converting to the 3/8" shaft, they converted last because 1/4" is plenty sturdy for 4 and 8 oz bobbin set ups - the push was on for the 32 and 64 oz flyers on other wheel models. So there are likely some of each shaft size in stock.
Only uses 4 oz bobbins
Has 13 unique speeds (1:6, 1:8.5, 1:10, 1:11, 1:13, 1:14, 1:17, 1:19, 1:19.5, 1:25, 1:30, 1:44) See User Guide for ratios here:
Only uses 8 oz bobbins
Has 10 unique speeds (1:5, 1:8, 1:8.5, 1:12, 1:13, 1:!5, 1:18.5, 1:28) See User Guide (ratios/specification) here:
Comes with 16 oz flyer and 3 16 oz bobbins. 8 oz bobbins can also be used on this flyer. With 12 speeds, the WB's ratios are: 1:4, 1:5.5, 1;6.5, 1:9, 1:12, 1;12.5, 1:18, 1:26. Check out the Amazing Worker Bee's ratios in it's user guide here:
Choose your model from Drop-Down box at upper right.
Check out the great videos from Spinolution on both the Queen & King Bees:
Spin Fine to Bulky
Open Hook Orifice
Easy Uptake Tension Knob
Easy Drive Band Change
Stationary Floor Grips
Heavy Duty Construction
Warp Resistant Wood
Made in the USA
A word about Spinolution products:
Spinolution products are made plywood, rather than solid wood. For this reason, their wheels will not warp regardless of the climate. SpinOlution prioritizes ergonomics, durability, low maintenance upkeep, and function over aesthetics. There will likely be blemishes or splintered areas on your wheel, which will not affect its functionality. It's common to have a raw edge in the layering of the wood because of the nature of how the wood is manufactured (in different directions as is the nature of plywood - a durability over aesthetic decision that SpinOlution has made). They're may be irregular seams where parts come together - this is the primary manufacturing anomaly. SpinOlution products are not finished using the same finish, machinery, or material as other manufacturers. However, it does not impair the function of the product (it still be assembled and used as advertised) so that is why it passed inspection at the Spinolution facility. It's up to the customer to decide what matters most to them when they are investing in a wheel. And there's no wrong answer. Should you decide to return your wheel within the 30 day period to get a refund, you will pay to ship the product back to Spinolution and you will be refunded all but what they product cost to ship to you.
As Spinolution's owner/designer is always changing the appearance of his wheels, they often do not exactly resemble the design/pattern pictured.