Category Archives: Lone Jack Fiber

A New year

We’ve had the carder refurbished and it’s working like a dream.  We are caught up and hope that this year will be a good one for us.  We like it when we’re busy and when the carder is running smoothly. … Continue reading

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Some Days Are Diamonds

This wasn’t one of them.  In between running to the basement to wait out the tornado warnings, we burnt out the heating coil or what have you of the heat on demand wall heater we use to boost the heat … Continue reading

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A Doctor’s Visit for Our Ailing Machine

We had a fellow visit from Canada to look at our machine.  He builds these for a living.  So the prognosis it that at some time in the past someone accidentally put something through the machine that wasn’t intended to … Continue reading

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Back on Track

Well the snow has melted and we’re back at work in the mill after taking about a month off because of the weather.  It was an unexpected vacation and we’ve decided that next year we’ll just plan to be closed … Continue reading

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A Fiber Challenge for Myself

Sometimes I get so wrapped up in daily life that I forget to do the fun stuff. Or I put it off. So I’m going to challenge myself.  I am starting another “from the ground up” project. Hopefully this one … Continue reading

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It’s Way Too Cold

It’s cold here in north west Missouri.  We’re working on our current orders and taking in new orders.  But washing the wool is not fun.  We’d like to someday have a climate controlled wash building to work in.  Air conditioned … Continue reading

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Working with Wool in the Winter

It’s cold, cold, cold.  It’s hard to get wool dry.  It adds oodles more static electricity for us to deal with.  And did I mention it’s cold?

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