The Wheel Thing

Wool Combs by Alvin Ramer
Made in Canada


These beautiful handcrafted combs are available in Cherry, Maple, Oak, or Walnut by Alvin Ramer of Canada. Tines are stainless steel. They are made to order and will take a minimum of 30 days to craft. All combs will now include a tine straightener.
Shipping is from Canada and is figured when combs are completed, packaged and taken to the Post Office for a weight. Actual shipping from Canada will be charged on all orders.

A 10% deposit is required at the time of your order.

How Do I clean my combs???

You may clean the tines with alcohol. The wooden part may be cleaned
with a damp cloth and mild soap.


Due to the rise in the Canadian Dollar we must increase the price of our wonderful combs. Should the currency rate decline the prices will be reduced to reflect this.

Mini Combs
Mini Combs

NEW AND IMPROVED!!! These combs are now being made with a bit heavier tine which will be less prone to bending under AGRESSIVE combing and will enable you to comb things such as kid mohair and other similar fibers as well as angora, merino, targhee, other fine wools and exotics. These are Two Pitch combs. Each comb weighs approximately 4 to 4.5 ounces (depending on the density of the wood), is 7" long, the tines are 2 3/4" in height and over 2 1/4' Wide.

English Combs

Four Pitch. Suitable for all general wools such as Romney, Corriedale, Mohair, etc. as well as most of the above. These combs are larger and process larger amounts of fibers with each combing. They make the job of blending a breeze. Each Comb weighs about 25 oz. The tine lenghts are 6 1/2", 5 3/4", 5", & 4 1/2". The overall lenght of the comb is 12" and the tine width is 4 1/2". Weights will vary with wood type.

English Combs
Dutch Combs
Dutch Combs

Dutch Combs will process all of the above but have one fixed comb and one comb that you actually comb with. If you have ever contemplated hackles to blend with you should consider these combs. They are simple to use this way as you have a nice hackle plus a comb to use. The Hackle part is two pitch - tines are 4" wide. The lenghts are 5 1/2" & 4 3/4". The comb is a single pitch and the tines are 4" wide and 5 3/4" long.

Super Mini Combs

The Super Mini Combs are two pitch and will process all of the fine fiber that the Mini's do as well as Romney, Corriedale, Mohair, etc.,and will process more fiber faster than the original Mini Combs. Each comb weighs 9.2 ounces, measures 8" long, the tines are 3 1/2" wide and 3 1/2" high. They come in the same beautiful carrying case/stand as the Minis and of course in your choice of wood.

All combs have stainless steel tines and come with carrying cases/stands.

Wood Samples available for Alvins Combs

These are some of the finest combs I have found and I have been doing many searches. They are so pretty and store so safely that you will want to leave them out for everyone to see.

From a satisfied customer:

"I recently bought a set of your mini woolcombs from The Wheel Thing. I was surprised to find the stand was included. Today I spent about an hour combing dyed batts of wool, mixing colors and basically rescuing this fiber from the compacted unspinnable mess it had become. WOW. I now have several beautiful colored little rovings to spin up - although I love to just admire them in their lovely combed state. The stand makes a huge difference in being able to draw out a roving. I have another pair of mini combs, by Louet, but I can't make the same lovely preparation, because there is no stand. So, I'm very happy with your product - they work beautifully and are so well made. Laura Whitten"

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Some pretty little Diz's to go with your combs! These are made of solid birch. Various color ribbons. Choose from red, light blue, mint green, black, purple or gold depending on availability

$4.00 each

Forrester Diz's

Alvin Ramer Hackles.

This is our standard hackle with a tine width of 41/2 ". The tines are 1/8 inch thick by 21/2 " long and set 1/4" apart. Some people use these beside their drum carder to open the locks first. We are also offering a Hackle with 4" tines which is great for blending. They can also be made in any length you wish for fiber and color blending. They also are made from the usual hardwood. The price will be determined by current market prices for steel and the US dollar vs the Canadian dollar. Please send your specificaitons and I will get a current price for you.

And here is the man that makes all these combs possible!

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FD1 Black Walnut $16.00 FD2 Lacewood $16.00 FD3 Sapelle $16.00 FD4 African Cherry $16.00
FD5 Imbuya $16.00