Have the photos of your wheel for reference.
1.Fit the treadle assembly into holes at bottom of legs 3 and 4 keeping the treadle board up. Take the base section, insert legs 3 and 4 along with the treadle board into the matching holes of the base. Twist them to ensure treadle board does not bind in legs.
2.Repeat the same procedure with the legs 1 and 2
3.Hammer all legs and make sure that this sits level. Fix the legs using the four small screws.
4.Place the uprights in the holes of the mother board position them as per the photos of your wheel and fix lightly with the screws.
5.Set the long supporters C and D onto the base rails and tighten in position with bolts and barrel nuts or washers and nuts (depending on model).
6.Connect the mother board to the supporters C and D at points C1 and D1.
7.Set the short wheel supporters A and B onto the base rails and tighten in position with bolts and barrel nuts or washers and nuts (depending on model).
8.Lift the wheel in to position between supporters A and B. The tension pinhole in the wheel hub should be on crankshaft side of hub joint. Insert crank from B
9.To secure the wheel locate the hole in the crank by pushing a nail through the hub, twisting the crank back and forwards until the hole is located. Remove nail and carefully tap home the tension pin through hub and crank.
10.Place flyer with bobbin and flyer’s pulley in position between the uprights.
11.The flyer’s pulley and the small grove of the bobbin must be next to each other.
12.Fit the tension knob to maiden arm.
13.Depending on the way you would like to use the wheel (as a double drive or a single drive & scotch tension) place a driving band as follows:
- For Double drive: Wrap the drive belt around the wheel, around the flyer’s pulley, back around the wheel and around the bobbin’s groove. Tie drive belt and cut off the extra.
- For Single drive: Wrap the drive belt around the wheel and around the flyer’s pulley. Tie drive belt and cut off the extra.
- Scotch tension: Insert the wooden tension knob in the hole on the front side of the maiden board. Then the nylon cord should go through the small hook on the same side, the bobbin groove and hang the spring to the small hook on the other side of the maiden board. The Scotch tension must be used only with the Single Drive option.
14.Fit the other end of the Leather or Flexible Connecting rod Joint (depending on model) on connecting rod into the slot on the treadle board. Locate connecting rod in place of crank and secure with the cotter pin or O ring (depending on model).
15.Tap the three rods into position for bobbin holders.
16.Enjoy your Ashford DD Traveller Spinning Wheel !
17.If the wheel is supplied with a Poly-cord drive belt, please visit http://www.vjhandycraftsandspinningwheels.com/ , look at the video “How to join Poly-cord belt” and follow the instructions. Using the supplied small wooden plate makes this procedure easy.
18.Enjoy your Ashford DD Traveller Spinning Wheel !