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Ashford Charka Accelerated Oiled RRP $375

Regular price $282.61

Tax included.

Ashford Charka Accelerated Oiled.

RRP $375

Quill spindle spinning
- high ratio 80:1
- accelerated head
- very portable
- spin from a point

Compact and light weight it is a great travelling wheel. The accelerated ountershaft gives a very high ratio of 80:1 ideal for spinning fine short fibres such as cotton, silk, angora or fine wool. When driving the spindle directly the ratio is 16:1 ideal for spinning medium length fibres.
The 23cm (9ins) wheel can be assembled with the crank handle on either the left or right hand side. It is light and smooth to turn as the wheel, spindle and countershaft all rotate on ball bearings. The spindle is tapered, made from 4mm (5/32in) stainless steel and holds a large amount of spun singles. It can also be used as a bobbin winder. The spindle can be rotated sideways for safe storage and transportation. The drive belt is long lasting stretchy polycord. This upright Charka has non-slip rubber feet, convenient for tabletop spinning and is prefinished with Danish oil.


Wheel diameter 23cm(9ins)
Ratios 16, 80
Weight 2.4kg (5¼lbs)

Danish oil finish.