Okay, so maybe I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer but I've got the spinning bug and I just had to have this one. I have been talking about it for awhile. When I broke the news to the BF, all he had to say was "How big is it (I know; he's such a size queen), where are you going to put it and does it make noise?"
Of course, it will live in the family room near the fireplace where any respectable spinning wheel should live.
I got it unfinished. I'm going to stain it mahogany. My neighbour is a wood worker and he is going to help me pick out the right finish.
I'm really excited. It arrives Thursday. However, I leave for a conference that day and won't be back until Sunday. It probably won't be until the following weekend before it is up and running.