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Baynes Double Drive Wheels   



Baynes Double Drive Spinning Wheels (with Scotch Tension Option) and Accessories

double drive single treadle baynes                    double drive wheel double treadle

Single treadle wheels are priced from $418 - $495.                                       Double treadles from $457 - $570  (shown in dark finish)

We are very pleased to be introducing a new Baynes wheel to you. This wheel was extensively tested by spinners and modified to their satisfaction. All Double Drive wheels have a Scotch Tension option. Same wonderful craftsmanship, same wood.

All wheels we sell come with an oil bottle, a sticky poly band and 4 ounces of practice roving. This is a very affordable wheel to own and play with.  Shipping is always free.



  • 16 in. (400mm) diameter wheel
  • 35 in. (800mm) from floor to orifice
  • 3/8” (10mm) spindle orifice for spinning a large range of fibers from very fine to light bulky.
  • 6.5 and 8.5:1 whorl ratios. If the bobbin is used it will spin at a ratio of 12:1.
  • Weight Approx. 15 lbs (5.7 kg)
  • 17½" x 15" deep (450mm x 380mm) looking from the top (floor space)

Comes with:

  • Four  5 ounce bobbins
  • Double or Single Treadles
  • Double Drive with a Scotch Tension option
  • Flyer with a pinch/slide hook
  • Integral Lazy Kate
  • cotton drive bands, plus one of our sticky bands
  • Wooden handled orifice hook
  • An extras kit which contains seconds on all hardware pieces --circlip, extra spring, grub/set screw, etc + a spare set of hooks.
  • Clear assembly instructions.
  • Excellent operating instructions
  • GUARANTEE- all parts, materials and workmanship for 2 years.

Baynes Colonial Upright Double Drive Wheels (with optional scotch tension) are made in your preference of double or single treadle.  Also in your choice of unfinished NZ silver Beech, clear finished NZ silver beech or NZ silver beech with a dark stained finish.  No matter which you choose all wheels come with four bobbins, an integral 3 bobbin locking Lazy Kate, a special wooden handled orifice hook and a sliding/pinch hook flyer.

Your new wheel is easily transported to guild meetings on the seat of your car secured with a seat belt. Bobbins will not fall off while being transported because of a clever clip that firmly holds the bobbins onto the built-in 3 bobbin Lazy Kate rack.  This is so neat!

If you buy a finished wheel then the base, main uprights with maiden bar, main wheel, treadle, flyer uprights, flyer and bobbins are all pre-assembled in the box. You just put it together in approximately 30 minutes by following the clear step-by-step instructions.  If you live within driving distance of Ithaca, NY and have ordered a finished wheel, we will have it assembled and in fine working order for you to pick up at your convenience.

If you choose an unfinished wheel there are explicit directions for sanding and staining and finishing the wood before assembling the parts. "The wood is so gorgeous I left it plain. ...  It spins like a dream.  I'm so happy with it.  It was packed so nicely too. I just sat tonight and treadled without spinning to loosen things up."  PD

One of our customers is very creative with color.  Check out her finished wheel on the customer page. loren wheel thumb

A unique feature of the Baynes wheels is the patented flyer unit. The bobbins are easily removed and replaced in seconds without removing the drive band.  Graphite bearings, which have been developed especially for Baynes, make for long smooth quiet spinning.  Most of the wheel is made of solid NZ silver beech while the wheel rim is made of NZ beech veneered MDF composite for extra stability and the bobbins are MDF as well. Well oiled MDF bobbin shafts spin as well as metal bearings.

Treadles are placed in the precise position for your feet to work with a smooth “heel and toe” action, therefore reducing strain on your ankles.  My DH uses his double like a single by trading off feet - left foot for awhile then right foot.

You have complete control of the feed speed by adjusting the double drive or the sensitive scotch tension spring.  The band tension can be adjusted with a threaded knob on the underside of the maiden bar.

double drive mother of all assembly

Baynes Spinning Wheels are made in a small factory in Ashburton, New Zealand by the Bebbington family. This thoroughly thought out wheel design offers you excellent durability and is backed by more than 25 years experience of manufacturing spinning wheels and a 2 year Guarantee.   Shipping is free.

SmokeyBlue suggests that by ordering yours now you can be in double spinning heaven in less than 2 weeks.

Please email to me or call with your questions. Layaway with a $100 deposit definitely available.


"Yes, you may quote me...I would definitely recommend this wheel to anyone, especially beginners.  There's no backward spin when you hesitate on the treadle and that was my biggest difficulty when I was learning. :) " Peg 

Single Treadle

$418 unfinished

$480 clear finished

$495 dark stained finish

single treadle baynes spinning wheel

Double Treadle

$457 unfinished

$547 clear finished

$570 dark stained finish

double treadle baynes spinning wheel

"I put the wheel together last night -- good instructions, by the way -- and started spinning immediately. It works beautifully.  It took me a few hours to get the tensions just right and get used to the feel of it, but now we're 'cooking with gas'." SS

This is what you will find in the box after unwrapping (and reading) the New Zealand newspapers.


Please email or call me with your questions.


All accessories come in your choice of unfinished, clear finished or dark stained finished New Zealand Beech.
wood finishes

Standard Bobbins (MDF construction)

 -- 4- 5 oz capacity

regular bobbin


Sets of 4 $58 unfinished, $60 clear finished, $62 dark finished


Orifice Hook

Turned by Jim

Made especially to fit into the orifice hook hole on the wheel's table, but much sturdier and prettier.

orifice hook

Made of maple or cherry, each turned handle is unique, with a brass hook that fits this wheel just right. $18.50  Please let us know your wood preference.

hook on spinning wheel

Jumbo Flyer with Bobbins (head w/ 4 jumbo 8oz bobbins)

jumbo flyer


$136 unfinished, $139 clear finished, $142 dark finished.


Jumbo Bobbins (MDF construction)

8 ounce capacity

see picture above


Sets of 4 $74 unfinished, $76 clear finished, $78 dark finished

Lazy Kate - holds 4 bobbins of either size (does not come with bobbins )

lazy kate

$49 unfinished, $50 clear finished, $52 dark finished.


Jumbo Flyer, 4 large Bobbins & Lazy Kate

jumbo combo

Add it up.   This is a very good deal.

$160 unfinished, $164 clear finished, $170 dark finished.


Double Treadle Conversion Kit

$120 unfinished, $126 clear finished, $128 dark finished.







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