So, ummm, what did you do last night?
I went shopping and bought an original Canadian Production Wheel. You just never know what you’re going to find on sale, eh?
ETA: I didn’t mean to be so cryptic! Here’s what happened. Last week there was an email sent to the listserve of a local spinning guild on behalf of someone selling a Canadian Production Wheel. While I’m not an official member of this guild, I do belong to the listserve and I have some friends in the guild. The woman who sent the email actually owns the wheel that Dave Paul used as his prototype for his CPW reproductions. And this woman, who I know and trust, said that the wheel being sold was beautiful and in wonderful working condition. She also said that if she didn’t already have the wheel she bought from Dave she would be buying this one.
To make a long story short, emails were exchanged and last night Dale and I went to look at the wheel. I checked it over and spun on it and found it to be exactly as described. The price was very fair and she came home with us. I have named her Abigail because the woman I bought her from is a docent at the Abigail Adams house. And I cannot wait to get home from work today and start spinning!