Here is the second prototype of the Spinning Wheel mandrel, flyer, whorl, and bobbin made to fit a wheel I need to restore. The first flyer was for a friend’s wheel which I will be restoring as well. They are different size as are all flyers.
My flyer is an inch shorter than the other flyer, below is a picture to compare the sizes and both U-shape and V-shape flyers.
Because all flyers are unique and will be custom built to each particular spinning wheel, there is an important measurement that must be provided so the flyers will work properly on the wheel. See illustration below.
Measurement is taken between the two [leather] bearings on the maidens on the mother-of-all.
You can order your new flyer at the Full Chisel Store.