100% Red Oak & Red Oak veneer Picker, sanded, unfinished
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Made entirely from 3/4" North American Red Oak and red oak veneers, it is 25.5" long, 25.5" tall, and 12.5" wide. It has a 9.5" wide by 16" long picking area with 420 evenly spaced stainless steel points, that DO NOT RUST. It is easily adjustable and swings silky smooth in steel ball bearings that require no maintenance. It is assembled with all stainless steel screws for long lasting rust free life and includes a screw-in locking bar for safety when not in use. It is shipped fully assembled and ready to use as soon as you take it from the box.
How This Picker Works
The wool picker is used for picking wool. This is done to separate the locks of wool. Some wool types may need more picking than others. Pickers can take the drudgery out of the picking task. A picker has metal teeth on a curved board, with a curved cradle assembly that swings back and forth to separate the fiber.
This machine passes the wool from the front to the rear, where it can drop into a container. The average person can expect to pick between 5 and 10 pounds an hour. The picker will tease or separate the locks of fiber, as well as blend wool prior to carding. This will greatly improve the ease of carding, whether by hand or by drum carder. It is also possible to spin the fibers directly from the picked condition to create an interesting and irregular texture. Dyed fibers blended together through the picker can also be spun into interesting variegated yarn. We do not recommend using it to pick wool in the grease, as the seeds and vegetation will fall out more easily from washed wool. While some debris may fall out during picking, grass and burrs will not. The picker's purpose is to open the wool to prepare it for carding, or for spinning directly from the picked condition.
The Wool Picker has 420 straight stainless steel points that DO NOT RUST, and are great for most wools and fine fibers.
The Wool Picker is made from sanded North American red oak and is ready for whatever finish you wish to apply, if any.
All our products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. You may return the product within 14 days of receipt, in the original box & packing for a full refund of your purchase price, less shipping. You 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 twenty five countries around the world.
Please treat this picker with GREAT RESPECT and take the appropriate care when using it. Never use this picker when children are in the immediate area, and be sure any adult observers are at least three feet away when the picker is in use. Use the same care you would use with any dangerous cutting device. PLEASE DONíT PURCHASE OUR PICKER UNLESS YOU ARE A RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL WHO WILL ENSURE ITS SAFE USE AND LOCKED STORAGE.
We accept no responsibility for any damage or injury attributed to the wool picker. In addition, for your safety, we recommend a leather bib apron, in addition to leather gloves.
Tung Oil Finish
We will apply a tung oil finish on all exterior surfaces to protect the longevity of your picker. We highly recommend an oil finish if you're living in a dry climate.
Tung Oil Finish...$39.95
Purchase and Shipping
Purchase a Cradle Wool Picker...$499.95 (plus $44.95 shipping)
All shipping costs are for domestic shipping via UPS ground only. Due to the large box size and 43 lb. shipping weight, shipping is $44.95. We Do Not export the cradle picker, so international orders are not accepted.