I once said that used Townsend machines were scarcer than hen’s teeth. Well, here is one that is even scarcer (is that a word). I currently have a Bliss, made by Fraser years ago. It is the Model B machine that allows the user to cut wide strips(around 2″ wide) for braiding and weaving. This machine is old but I had it updated by the Fraser Company recently and now it is ready to go to a new home. It has a new size 1 cutter head, new gears and a new crank handle and retaining nut. With this machine you can also use other sizes of cutter heads for rug work. It takes size 1 through size 8 cutter heads and we have them all in stock.
If you are looking for a Bliss Tabletop Model, this might be for you. The price is $185.00 plus shipping. You can reach me at 419-347-9957 to discuss this machine. I do not read the blog regularly, so please call instead of replying.
I also have an almost brand new Bliss Model A in the speckled Gold color for sale. This lady traded it in to us for one of our Ault machines. The price on it is $175.00 plus shipping (about half of the new price) and it comes with a size 8 cutter head installed. Please call me if you need to know more about this practically new, mint condition, wool strip cutter.
Our store will be closed tomorrow and Saturday, April 26 and 27, 2013. We are vending at the Michigan Rug Hookin at the Fairgrounds in Saline (Ann Arbor) Michigan.
Next saturday is our next free hook-in. It starts at 10:00 a.m. and runs till every one leaves (usually around 4:0o or before). You can bring a project to work on or purchase materials here in the store. There is a SUBWAY restaurant across the street. Our spring pricing is still going on for wool. We currently have wool for $16.00 and $20.00 per yard. Of course, this is all new wool and almost 100% of it is as-is pattern wool. We have very few solid colors since most of our customers do primitive and folk art rugs.
We are located about half way between Columbus and Cleveland in Shelby Ohio. Our phone number is 419-347-9957 in case you want to call ahead.
Hope to see several rug hookers on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Larry and Gloria Ault
We will be closed a few days in February but we still answer the phone (419-347-9957) and reply to email correspondence at Larry.email@example.com . The BIG sale date is February 16, 2013. We have ready to hook wool by the yard as low as $16.00, lots of beautiful Native American Jewelry at “Sell Today” prices, some used rug hooking equipment that we have taken in on trade, rug hooking patterns and kits that are priced to move quickly, a few primitive home decor items and about 100 candles at $10.00 per quart size jar.
Why are these items priced so reasonably you ask. A good friend who was a folk art and primitive rug hooker past away recently. We have her wools, patterns, candles and jewelry here in the store on consignment. He husband told us to price it to sell. So, we did.
If you cannot visit our store because you do not live close enough to get here, then please call us at the phone number above. This is my cell phone so I answer every call. We will be glad to send photos, answer questions and ship supplies or wool to you.
How often do you hear of a used Townsend machine for sale? Hardly ever!!! We have a very nice used Townsend here in the shop today. We originally sold the machine and cutter heads to one of our great customers. She is no longer hooking so we have the machine here on consignment. The machine and cutter heads are in very nice condition.
If you are interested in getting a Townsend this is almost a once-in-a-lifetime deal. The machine has sizes 4, 5 ,6 ,8, 8.5, 9 and 10 cutter heads. Any or all of these cutter heads are available as a package sale or individual units. The machine with one cutter head is $350.00 plus shipping. If you purchase the entire lot the price is $950.00 plus $20.00 shipping.
This machine will not be here very long. It could even be a Christmas gift to someone who wants to get a Townsend at a “sweet” price. Please call me (419-347-9957) to discuss shipping and payment options.
We have to increase the price of the Universal Cutter head for the Ault’s Wool Fabric Cutting machine. Increased production costs from our supplier were, of course, passed on to us several months ago. We did not increase our cutter head price at that time but we should have. Now, we find we cannot continue to sell the cutter heads for $124.95. The new price is $144.95 but this is still less expensive than a similar product from our competitor.
If you plan to add to the supply of cutter heads you have, now is a great time to beat the price increase. To beat the increase please call me to place your order instead of ordering from our web site. I can be reached at 419-347-9957. When you call in the order we will stick to our current price through the end of December, 2012. Then, 1-1-2013 the price increases.
I can tell the Holiday season is just around the corner. We are getting more requests for used wool fabric cutting machines. Currently I am down to one Rigby H and one Fraser 500.
If you have a rug hooking cutting machine that you are not using or want to trade in to us, now is a great time to respond. Here is how we handle trade-ins or purchases of use machines.
Call my cell at 419.347.9957 and tell me about your used machine. I will ask a couple questions about model,condition and maybe the paint color and then you can decide if you want to sell us your used machine. You send it to us and we send you a check for the amount we agreed upon.
For rug hookers wanting to trade up to our Ault’s Wool Fabric Cutting machine with drop-in, lift out cutter heads, just call the same phone number. We have a full supply of machines and cutter heads (except for a low inventory of size 8-we have seven of those left until our local manufacturer gets more parts to us).
Someone asked me when we were closing. Surprised me!! We do have a new business coming into our building and maybe that has caused some confusion. So, when you come into the store, bring your dog for a nail clip or bath at Primp Your Pup.
Gloria and I continue to have a complete line-up of equipment, wool and other rug hooking supplies for the new and established rug hooker. You can always visit our web site at www.aults.com to see our line of products.
We manufacture our own wool fabric cutter, our own frames and floor stands and our proprietary rug hooks with a variety of sizes and shapes of handles. We also make a bent hook for those who want to try a different hooking style.
Over the years we have also sold lots of woven baskets that are great for holding equipment and wool. Shortly we expect to have our new, largest tote basket in stock. It is huge, holds lots of wool strips and is divided to also hold hooks, scissors, etc.
To contact us please call 419-347-9957 or reply to this blog.
Thanks for visiting our blog.
Larry and Gloria Ault
They say it pays to advertise. About two months ago (September 2102) I blogged that we needed some used wool fabric cutters. Said we would take them in on trade for our Ault’s Machine or purchase from the owner. Well, we shook loose some Fraser Machines that are in very nice condition. I currently have two of those machines left. One of them is 2 years old and the other one is 4 years old. They look and work like new.
If you are a rug hooker who needs a like-new machine at a greatly reduced price (new now sells for over $300.00), please follow up with me on these Fraser 500-1 models. Both are priced at $195.00 each plus shipping. Please call my cell phone at 419.347.9957 if you need to know more about these cutters.
I also have a Fraser 500, the previous Fraser model for $135.00 and a previous version Rigby Model H for $125.00. Both are older but work fine.
If you are interested, don’t wait because these machines a too nice to last long here in the store.
Our demand here at Ault’s for used wool fabric cutters (Fraser and Rigby) is greater than we can currently supply. Many new rug hookers do not want to spend big money for a cutter until they are sure this is a hobby for them. We always take used machines in either on consignment, purchase or as a trade-in on our Ault’s Wool Fabric Cutting machine.
If you are interested in consignment, selling or trading in a used machine please call my cell phone at 419-347-9957. I’ll ask you to tell me about the condition of your machine and cutter heads and then give you a price over the phone. If your machine is not as represented, when it arrives here, then I will call you to discuss a price.