So I bought myself a present. I have long wanted this, but felt it was too extravagant and thought maybe I could buy it for myself at my retirement. But then in January 2017 the maker announced he would stop taking orders on new wheels that March. So I put in my order and deposit.
Then this July I made it to the top of the list, and the work began. It was ready last night so today I went to pick it up.
And here it is! It spins like a dream as I spun an ounce of Jocko, and his sons, Bambam and Harlen, roving in no time at all. It is amazing adjustable, and my back stayed happy as I spun.
It is amazing work of art. I sent Gary photos of Jocko for the head carving and the wood color. I sent him photos of my pastures with sheep for the wheel paintings. And I sent him photos of Bob and Diddley for the hubs.
And here is the artist that create the wheel of my dreams. His name is Gary Peterson, and his post about my wheel is at Olympic Spinning Wheels.
And here is my precious Jocko wheel traveling home in the passenger seat.
And here he is in his new home and his features: