It’s a wonder to me that wooden spinning wheels are in better working condition than metal sock machines after 100 years. I put on No. 10 crochet cotton and some spinning oil in the moving parts and he spins. He wobbles a bit but very quiet. The twist is fast and perfect for long draw of thin, smooth yarn.
Krogers gets along him right away. I named him Jacob, after the main character in the book The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.
and likes to snuggle next to Jacob.