Standard Ashford Bobbin - Double drive
This is an Ashford Standard Bobbin. It comes in a natural or lacquered finish. Standard Bobbins can hold 100g of fibre or roughly 3/4oz
These are the Bobbins you want if you have one a double drive wheel.
- Traditional (Double Drive)
- Traveller (Double Drive)
- Elizabeth 2
Put the bobbin into the flyer small side first (so that the smaller side is closet to the orifice)
Why bother having lacquered?
well the short answer is aesthetics, they look nicer. The Clear Lacquer brings out the grain of the wood whilst sealing it, this is a bobbin that should last you many years.
The Clear Lacquer means you don't have to finish it yourself with wax, it's completely finished.
They are smoother, sometimes the unfinished bobbins can be described as rough in texture - having said that some people prefer that.
So Why have unfinished?
It's cheaper and if you want to finish your bobbin yourself with wax or stains this is the one to go for