My drum carder came! My Brother Drum Carder finally arrived, and it is all ready to go! As you can see from my ‘unboxing’ pictures my Brother Drum Carder arrived assembled and ready to go with instructions in a lovely plastic pouch. The intake drum and larger drum are at the right depth, though there are detailed instructions for how to change that depth if needed. I will admit I followed directions from another website, I cannot find them again to give them credit, and did some sanding. I took an emery board and ran it in all directions across both drums of my carder, this was supposed to take out any little burrs left by the manufacturing process. The emery boards were all chewed up at the end of the process so I hope it worked. The carder itself works like a dream, but it really is a good idea to be up on your tetanus shot before working with something like this.
I am having an absolute blast playing with my new drum carder. I am experimenting with corriedale, merino, and some other colored wools. I will post later today or tomorrow about my new batts!