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24Mar/104

The Pioneer makeover

Two posts in one day!

Another of our projects is finally ready for us to show you. One of our primary objectives is to make craft tools that work great and look fantastic too and so based on this idea, we have given the Pioneer a makeover.

The new Pioneer

The new Pioneer

The base and pedals of the Pioneer are now in solid pine similar to the stem. It is a heavier wood than the original plywood so the overall look of the wheel is much more solid. We have also changed from the cream wash to a lovely honey coloured oil that accentuates the grain of the wood.

It comes with the new aerodynamic flyer and like our other wheels, all accessories will fit. Best of all, the price remains the same so getting started in spinning with a Majacraft wheel is as affordable as ever.

Andy

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24Mar/101

Here comes a blogtastic day

After working hard out in the workshop for the last ... forever, I am back in the computer seat and am planning on posting lots of content today. Rob is out taking photos so keep your eyes open for more Majacraft goodies.

The first thing I have been wanting to share with you is the evolution of our flyers. For a long time we have been aware that the shape of the flyers affect the spinning in a considerable way. A flat or square flyer spinning at high speed creates a deal of wind turbulence and this requires work on the part of the spinner. To reduce the work required, we have changed the shape of the flyer bar to be more aerodynamically efficient and are very happy with the results. In our testing, the turbulence produced from one of our new flyers is much lower than anything we have come across. We think this innovation is going to be great if you are spinning fine or fast over a long periods.

Majacraft aerodynamic flyer

Majacraft aerodynamic flyer

6Mar/108

I am still here

The posts have been somewhat far between since Lexi visited nearly two weeks ago. I have not forgotten to do a post camp post (hmmmmn the way to a palindrome there). There has been a lot happening in the workshop over the last week that has been very attention demanding. We have a new guy joining our team on Monday and are very much looking forward to what Lance can do with us. There have been preparations necessary for his arrival. Baz has been working on the first run prototypes of a new product we have had quite a few requests for. The feedback from people who have tried them has been very encouraging so far. Components for 'Serenity' have been coming in and we are working hard to have it ready for the big release in May. If you are a subscriber to our newsletter, keep an eye on your inbox early next week as there is a special message coming soon. On top of all of this, we have had our lovely friend Therese Cruz and her family visit. It was great to catch up with her and you know, 'talk shop'. Oh yes, there were wheels to build too :-)

As you can see, lots to do. I am looking forward to sharing more about these with you over the next little while. Until next time.


Andy

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