Scotch Tension, Friction Drive (no drive band) Ratios 7:1, 9:1 and 13:1, Constructed from Baltic Birch Ply, with a single coat of danish oil.
Single Treadle (left or right)
Height 50cm, Depth 36cm, Width 18cm, Weight 4.2kg
Height 50cm, Depth 36cm, Width 30cm, Weight 4.6kg
The Merlin Tree has been making the HitchHiker, a wheel of our own design, since 2005. Designed originally for our local guild our wheels can now be found on six continents and number over 3000. The design embraces the request for airline carry-on compatibility, light carrying weight, minimal assembly for use, onboard spare bobbins and tools, all while performing seamlessly the functions of a larger and more costly wheel. Currently, our wheel is available in a single or double treadle configuration. The drive wheel can remain natural or be color stained.