CATALOG: Winding Equipment (Hand Crank Units) 


Ball Winder
Big Ball Winder-phase 2

            Fricke BIG BALL WINDER - PHASE TWO

Features of the Phase Two include: Cylinder, Pulley and Drive Disc have ball bearings for smooth and easy winding and cranking. Base is made of Sapele, a rich and nicely grained, reddish-brown African hardwood. The balance is made of a combination of hardwoods; all wood parts are sealed with tung oil. Yarn guide has large 5/8" loop to accommodate thicker yarns. The 3-arm knob provides ease of grip when cranking. Clamp can be used on either side of base for right or left-handed cranking and is long enough to secure to a work surface with a deep edge; bumper feet protect work surface; makes a very large center-pull ball. Dimensions: 14" L x 5" W x 9.5" H.  Economically priced: $99 +shipping.


Special Wood: Padauk
This strikingly beautiful ball winder has the same features as our regular except the wood parts are made of more exotic natural colors. The one pictured is made of Padauk, a gorgeous dark red/orange hardwood (sometimes with black striations) from tropical Africa or SE Asia; also available in Purpleheart. The wood is sealed with tung to bring out the natural color and grain. Price: $119 plus shipping.

FRICKE SKEIN WINDERS    All of our skein winders have quiet ELECTRONIC COUNTERS. The counter will add one digit whenever it is triggered. You can wind your skeins clockwise or counter-clockwise - just remember to wind in only one direction for any skein to prevent inadvertently triggering the counter.

ADJUSTABLE Floor Skein Winder. This is like the 2-yard hand crank floor model skeiner with the added feature of the adjustable pegs-plus. The quiet ELECTRONIC COUNTER counts only once per revolution. The pegs adjust so that the circumference of the skeins can measure from as small as 30" to as large as 76". Size of skein depends on where you locate the adjustable pegs .Skeins are easily removed by loosening one of the arms to release the tension. Great flexibility for a variety of skein sizes. Made of ash and other hardwoods. This unit is $248 plus shipping.

2-Yard Floor Model
Two-Yard Floor amd Clamp-On Skein Winders.
Floor model is similar in height to most wheels. Hub is 30" from the floor. With one arm perpendicular to floor, the highest point of the arm is 43" from floor. Clamp-On model clamps to a table, chair, workbench, etc. Hub is 17.5" from its base. With one arm perpendicular to base, the highest point of the arm is 30.5" from base. Made of ash and other hardwoods. The quiet ELECTRONIC COUNTER is triggered once per each full revolution. When finished winding a skein, double the number on the counter for the total yardage in the skein.  

Prices: Floor Model (pictured) is $142 plus shipping. Clamp-On Model: $131 plus shipping.

Original Heavy Duty Adjustable Skein Winder
Each arm is adjustable to make a skein from as small as 48" to as large as 72" (2-yards) in circumference. Hub is approximately 18" from the floor. With one arm perpendicular to floor, the highest point of the arm at full extension is approximatley 33" from the floor. The quiet ELECTRONIC COUNTER is triggered once per each revolution. Total yardage depends on the positions of the adjustable arms. Made of a combination of hardwoods and sealed with tung oil.  GREAT PRICE:  $298 plus shipping.

Original Heavy Duty U-shaped Adjustable Arms
The ELECTRONIC COUNTER is available as a Replacement or an easy Upgrade for any Fricke Skein Winder that currently has the hinged flip-style counter. Specify which skeiner model. Counter: $98 plus shipping.