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Charkhas

Charkha is the Indian word for "wheel" and is also the name used for their ingenious portable spinning wheels.  They are geared to have a high ratio which is excellent for spinning high twist yarns, such as cotton.

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Ashford Upright Charkha

Ashford Accelerated Charkha

Ashford Accelerated Charkha

An upright model with rubber feet, convenient for tabletop spinning.  The 9" wheel can be assembled for either left or right hand cranking.  The charkha has two ratios - 16:1 by driving the spindle directly or 80:1 via the countershaft accelerating the spindle.  Wheel, countershaft, and spindle all run on ball bearings for very smooth action.  The  spindle is tapered from 5/32" stainless steel.  2mm polycord drive belt.  The tension is adjustable by means of a slot in the spindle base.  Danish oil finish, assembly required.

#109333  Ashford Accelerated Charkha...$360.00

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Parts for Indian Book Charkas
~ will not work on the Ashford Charkha ~

#179020  Extra Indian Charkha Spindles...$15.00

#179084 Indian Charkha Speed Kit (Includes one long clear poly-band and one short clear poly-band)...$14.00

 

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