Betrayal: the story of a duck and a wheel
Woe that I did not steal him back right away, because what happens next is not for the faint of heart. Right before thanksgiving I was finally getting around to plying 2 bobbins of the roving shown in this previous post. A little way into the second skein I went to loosen the tension on the brake when I felt the crack.
Lucy at Mind's Eye Yarns confirmed the problem last week. The dowel-like part has cracked inside. The cure is fairly severe. Roger is going to bore out the piece that is in there, using a slightly smaller drill bit so that he can pull out the piece. Then we will have to replace the cracked piece.
Unfortunately due to a 2 week business trip to China and then the holidays, he will not be able to work on this right away. That means no spinning for me in less than a month.