These carders are currently for display only. We are so busy with our Kitten and Tom carders, we just don't have the time to do custom carders, sorry.
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If you are looking for a beautiful artfully made tool, look no further.
You have found the "Fancy Kitty model 8501 drum carder"
We at Anderson Originals are proud to offer the "Fancy Kitty" brand fiber drum carders. We have been avid spinners and crocheters for many years, and were always curious as to why a drum carder had to look so utilitarian. A box with wire wheels. Why could it not be functional, yet attractive? We decided to address this issue by producing our own brand, hand crafted in the good old USA. Drum carders for the discriminating buyer.
Our drum carders feature fully adjustable drums mounted on steel axles with steel ball bearings on both the swift and licker-in for silky smooth, lubrication free operation. They have 3/16" thick steel handles for flex free strength. They are built using modern methods, quality parts, and hand crafted care. The drums come pre-adjusted for optimum performance - however, they can be easily readjusted for your varying requirements.
Each custom carder has a 4 to 1 drive ratio. It features a poly belt drive, that does not slip, for smooth operation. It has 1/2" long carder wire giving you the ability to produce thick batts.
The custom carders are 22.75" in length, 14" wide with the handle removed, and weigh approximately 15 pounds depending on the species of wood from which they are made.
They are all made from 100% solid hardwoods. The woods available are hard maple, red oak, white and black ash, black walnut, wild black cherry, and lacy sycamore. They can be made from exotic imported woods by special request.
They are finished with 4 hand rubbed coats of clear lacquer.
Each carder is dressed with many solid brass parts and all adjustment screws are stainless steel. It has an 8.5" wide drum that will produce batts 22" long.
It can be equipped with your choice of 54, 72, 90, or 120 tooth per inch cloth on the licker-in and swift. This should work great for an all around carder as well as your finest fibers. You may also purchase additional drums, assemblies, and cloth densities separately.
Rubber nonskid feet, two hold-down clamps (that connect to two installed stainless steel screws, set in brass inserts), and a bit to fit the adjustment screws are included with the carder.
With the exception of the screw-on handle, it will arrive fully assembled and ready to use at no extra charge.
We offer a life time limited warranty on all parts and workmanship to the original buyer, as well as parts and repair to anyone.
The ability to card all your fiber in style is included at no extra charge.
If you don't see a combination you like or would like to mix and match your own woods for inlays, Just send us an email and we will be happy to give you a quote.
We also make carders from imported exotic woods and will be happy to give you a quote for any combination you would like.
All our products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and the knowledge that your are purchasing from someone that been working and turning wood for 50 years, having sold pieces to Universities, galleries, museums, and individuals in all fifty States and more than eighteen countries around the world.