Because of my interest and work in restoring spinning wheels a reader of this blog gave me a spinning wheel. It had been sitting around his shop and he figured when he reached room temperature that his children would throw this in the trash, so he sent it to me, thank you.
The table is made of American White Oak, the legs, uprights, hub, spokes and maidens are made of birch as is part of the treadle with other yet to be determined woods. The support for the mother of all is made of cherry and what is most unusual is the wheel is made of mahogany. First time I have seen that wood used for a wheel.
There is damage to the part that holds the mother-of-all that will require attention, I do have the collar.
Need to make a new leg, one spoke is missing and there is damage to the tenons on the spokes that will require attention. The spindle, flyer, whorl, and bobbin are in the works.