I’ve been a knitter since 2002, spinner since 2005.
and had always been a “back of the chair” yarn winder.
But I was recently gifted a some-assembly required amish-made antique swift.
I think it’s cherry.
At least I think it is.
The thing is, I wonder if I’ve got them on wrong, or too tightly or something. It doesn’t seem to want to extend fully.
That last photo is about as wide as it gets before it binds up.
Anyone out there with swift experience? A little help?