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The Minstrel
The Minstrel comes unfinished and clear This listing is for the unfinished

from the Kromskis of Poland, is setting a new standard for castle style wheels. It features a wide, steady base for the double treadle operation and the wheel, which is larger than many upright wheels - 18". The wheel is easy to mount on the two support posts. The third post will mount an optional distaff.

Larger than the Kromski Mazurka, The Minstrel has stronger, bolder lines and a larger base to accommodate the larger wheel diameter and the double treadles. It is a double drive wheel but comes standard with Scotch tension set-up if your prefer the single drive feel. A threading hook and extra whorl are conveniently stored up front for easy access.

The Minstrel is made of European alder and birch. The design is perfect for reenactors. Very easy to assemble.

Additional specifications:

• wheel diameter - 18"
• orifice height - 33"; size - 3/8"
• bobbins; 3 included; will fit all other Kromski wheels; Kromski regular bobbins have yarn capacity that is 50% greater than many other popular wheel bobbins; a plus for any spinner
• also includes threading hook, attached Lazy Kate and bottle of spinning wheel oil
• Ratios: 6.5, 8.5, 12 and 16 to 1; 2 whorls included
• bearings on wheel crank; leather bearings on flyer
• weight - 13 lbs.

It is available unfinished or with a factory clear, walnut or mahogany finish that is exceptional.

Retail Prices
Minstrel Clear $621.00
Minstrel, mahogany or walnut $635.00

Be sure to view our 30 minute video on spinning wheel maintenance. Whether it is a Kromski wheel or something else, our tips will be a big help in keeping your wheel tuned up and working as it should. Also see our list of other videos.

Instructions for putting a Minstrel together.

Video Instructions for putting a Mintrel together.

Comments from Minstrel owners

Ratio Comparisons - all Kromski Wheels

Kromski Spinning Accessories

Inform Yourself - understand the difference between a single drive and a double drive wheel.


Jumbo Flyer - extend the capabilities of your Kromski wheel by adding a Jumbo Flyer Kit. You can quickly swap out your regular flyer for the jumbo unit (and back again). Here are the benefits: flyer with very large orifice .70 inch opening for heavy spinning and plying; much larger jumbo bobbin - holds 50 cubic inches of yarn; lower ratio ranges - 2 speeds - to give you excellent speed choices without changing flyer: 4 and 6 to 1.

Minstrel Jumbo Flyer Kit - includes jumbo flyer, jumbo bobbin, jumbo whorl and front maiden post.

NOTE: if you already own a Minstrel and want to add a Jumbo Kit, you must first determine the manner in which your front maiden post has been installed on your wheel. If you do not have the current set-up - brass knurled nut and bolt going up through the base into the maiden - you will need to do some simple woodworking to facilitate the jumbo option. Watch our video to see how to do this. Should take about 5 minutes to do.

Set your Minstrel up with an extra large whorl. This will slow the flyer down (ratio of 4.5:1) as you are putting twist in your fibers. Great for heavier type yarns or beginners that want an even slower wheel while learning.

Minstrel Distaff - originally used for spinning flax. Now for flax or that old world look.

I will give you a Full Pound of great spinninf fiber,and Free shipping with your purchase. Over a $60.00 Value

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