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Schacht-Reeves Spinning Wheel


The Schacht-Reeves wheel is available with a 30″ drive wheel, as a double- or single-treadle wheel, in ash or cherry, with flyer on the left or the right.

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Our Saxony-style wheel combines an enduring sense of history with state-of-the-art woodworking techniques. Designed in conjunction with Rick and Marge Reeves, the Schacht-Reeves wheel carries on the tradition of their famous spinning wheels.

The Schacht-Reeves wheel is available with a 30″ drive wheel, as a double- or single-treadle wheel, in ash or cherry. Order your wheel with flyer on the left or right.

Each wheel comes with 3 bobbins, 2 whorls, a Schacht-Reeves kate, and a Schacht-Reeves threading hook. See the Specs tab for spinning ratios.

A note on bobbins: The Schacht-Reeves flyer shaft is 5/16″ in diameter versus the original Reeves 1/4″ diameter. This means that the current Schacht bobbins can’t be used on Reeves-made wheels. Replacement wooden bobbins for older Reeves spinning wheels can be ordered from Hill Creek Fiber Studio, (800) 874-9328.

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Drive Wheel 30″
Bobbin Length, Inside Dimension 3.375″; bobbin core radius .4375″
Bobbin Capacity 3–3.5oz
Flyer Width Between Arms 4″
Type of Bearings/Bushings Drive wheel–ball bearings; flyer–leather and bronze; bobbins–delrin
Drive Band Cotton
Ratios 30″–14.5:1 to 24:1
Weight 28lbs
Shipping Weight box 1:  23lbs  21x18x25″

box 2: 24lbs  33x33x14″

Length 42″
Height 38″
Width/Depth 20″
Orifice Height 26″
Orifice Size .375″
Bobbin Length 4.5″
slow whorl, optional 9.5:1/12:1
medium whorl, included with wheel 14.5:1/18:1
fast whorl, included with wheel 20:1/24:1
high speed whorl, optional 27.5:1/30.5:1
super high speed whorl, optional 34:1/38.5:1



  • single or double treadle
  • ash or cherry wood
  • flyer on left or right


  • 3 bobbins
  • medium and fast whorls
  • Schacht-Reeves lazy kate
  • Schacht-Reeves orifice hook
  • extra drive bands
  • manual

Accessories Available:

  • Slow, high speed, and super high speed whorls

Spinning Wheel Comparison Chart

Schacht-Reeves assembly


Additional information

Weight N/A

Single Treadle, Double Treadle


Ash, Cherry

Flyer Orientation

Left, Right