This listing is for a "Scratch and Dent" version of the Little Gem. This particular wheel was returned due to a faulty part, which I replaced and the wheel is now operating perfectly as you can see in the video I made of me spinning on this Little Gem.
There are some cosmetic scratches on the wheel, and a small dent on the Lazy Kate - I inspected and photographed all dings no matter how small. The wheel is sold as is, no returns or refunds. If you discover issues with the wheel down the road, I can help to troubleshoot and have spare parts available for sale if needed, it is no longer covered under warranty. But the wheel is good to go at this point.
Here is a video I made of this wheel so you can see how nicely she runs, and how easy she is to unlock for folding and unfolding:
Here is the info from the standard listing:
There are so many special things to say about the Majacraft Gem spinning wheel! The key is it was designed to be very portable, but still be able to spin all the types of yarn that you can dream of!
The wheel in this listing is the standard configuration, and I have one in inventory, new in manufacturer's packaging here on the farm near Buffalo, NY (USA). Don't forget that if you want it customized in any fashion that I can special order for you - just expect to have a wait period before receipt.
This is the latest upgraded version, upgrades include:
*Moved the stem lock nut on the front of the wheel instead of the side for easy access
*New pedal shape
*Improvements in stem brace and crank arrangement to give a more rigid and positive spinning experience.
Included with your Little Gem wheel are a travelling kate, 3 of the new design black plastic bobbins and a custom made carrying case made by Majacraft supplier Nadia.
Built from the indigenous Rimu wood, the Little Gem is 100% handcrafted in the shop in New Zealand, and is signed by one of the Poad family, and is assigned its own serial number. When you receive your Little Gem, be sure to go to the Majacraft site to register your very special wheel!
The head can be shifted left or right to accommodate long draw or your own particular style of drafting. It features the double treadle mechanics to allow for a very smooth treadling motion.
It is designed with a smaller wheel to be portable, but the gear system is unique in that it turns faster and is ideal for spinning very fine yarns!
As it is a travel wheel, it can be stowed in an overhead compartment on a plane, dimensions folded in the bag are 22 x 16 x 7 inches.
Maximum height: 740 mm, 29.1 inches
Maximum width: 380 mm, 15 inches
Maximum depth: 360 mm, 14.2 inches
Folded height: 150mm, 5.9 inches
Orifice height: 660 mm, 25 inches
Weight: 4.5 kg, 9.9 lbs
Drive belt length: 1100 mm, 43.3"
Orifice type: Delta (Standard)
Drive wheel: 220 mm, 8.7 inches
5 - 4.7:1
4 - 5.7:1
3 - 7.5:1
2 - 9.8:1
1 - 12.8:1
The Little Gem can handle all accessories excluding the overdrive and high speed heads. The latest upgrade makes accommodation for the jumbo flyer, as the tension knob has been slightly shifted so it doesn't interfere with the flyer as in the prior rev. Accessories including the stylus, lace flyer, jumbo and wild flyers all can be used on Little Gem.