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Wee Peggy by Rappart, New Zealand

The Wee Peggy was a New Zealand kit set built by Rappard. This one was bought and assembled in 1982. Serial #?79781.  It is of the Shetland variety of wheels.

Recently Ashford has produced a version of the Wee Peggy, which retails today for between $700 – $800 CDN. I bought this one for $50 and refinished it.  It was extremely well cared for by its previous owner.  I disassembled it as I could, then I lightly sanded and steel wooled it.  I used boiled linseed oil as a finish; the wood was very thirsty. It came out beautifully.  It is in perfect shape.  I really can’t wait to learn how to use it.

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A fine website on NZ spinning wheels is here:

http://www.nzspinningwheels.info

The items relevant to the Wee Peggy are as follows:

http://www.nzspinningwheels.info/rappard.html

http://users.actrix.co.nz/fbmoknox//comparepeggy/peggycomparison.html

http://www.ashford.co.nz/newsite/images/stories/PDF_aguides/weepeggy.pdf

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We will be looking for another wheel, but there is no rush…

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Spinning Wheel & Supplies

When buying the Leclerq Fanny weaving loom a few weeks ago I was asked if I wanted to buy a spinning wheel as well?  I said yes. There was not enough room in the car to bring back the loom and the wheel and supplies.  Today the wheel and supplies arrived…

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I emptied the boxes, spread them out across the lawn and aired them thoroughly…

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…I sorted, and repacked them…

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…I was really impressed with the volume, quality, and care which the previous owner had given her belongings.  I also received a wonderful addition to the books that I have already acquired (top 2/3 of the pile is new)…

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…I feel like I won the lotto without even playing!  The supplies were all for free… :)