I got this spinning wheel from OfferUp and it has a few parts I don't see on other wheels from YouTube. The sticks coming out of the front? leaning over the fly, namely. It appears to be a two drive system. What's the thing that looks like a honey dipper?? The lady I got it from said she purchased it at a flea market in Germany.
I've only ever used a high whorl drop spindle before, so if there's any particularly helpful tutorial videos out there for this kind of model/system, please point me in that direction! Despite having zero idea how to actually use this, I'm thrilled to have it and enthusiastic to start spinning.
For now, I guess I'll just have to give it a facelift by sanding down rough parts, redoing the paint with some oil paints, replacing leather falling-apart parts, and then putting a coat of poly on it. I'm not sure if it needs oiling on the spinning parts (the part on the fly where metal spins in leather, for example)?