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I would love some help finding great Electric Clippers for my sheep to shear them.
I have two sheep this year. I wanted to do Hand Shear but i need to work on it and maybe a Trimming Stand to hold them. (maybe next)
It's getting hotter and would like to help them out by getting Electric Clippers this year.


last year 2018


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What's the Best Sheep Electric Clippers out there Permies Friends???
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not the best... but she is sheared!!!

Before


The shears didn't work so I went back to clippers



After


I'm going to get shears for amazon next. I'll let you all know.
 
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Beautiful fleece! Are you going to do some spinning?

Our friends shear with good scissors.  They have the sheep on a milking stand and mother and daughter shear from both sides at once.  Works well for them although I've never tried it.  The fleece has very few second cuts and the sheep looks pretty smooth afterwards.  They have used all different methods and always come back to scissors.
 
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Judith Browning wrote:Beautiful fleece! Are you going to do some spinning?

Our friends shear with good scissors.  They have the sheep on a milking stand and mother and daughter shear from both sides at once.  Works well for them although I've never tried it.  The fleece has very few second cuts and the sheep looks pretty smooth afterwards.  They have used all different methods and always come back to scissors.



Hi Judith,

Yes, I'm leaning how to spin this year. I can not wait!!! any good books or youtube to watch?

That's a good point! It took a lot longer to shear her, the ram is next. But I leaned a lot. She did so well too. I need to get better
 
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I learned to spin 'pre-video' so I don't know what ones would be helpful...I've watched a few and there are so many out there.

If you are thinking of learning on a drop spindle the little book I sent to the gappers a few years back  might still be around somewhere along with a few of my husband's drop spindles?

And r ranson has excellent drop spindle instruction available as an e-book here  https://permies.com/t/spinyarn

A drop spindle is a great way to get a feel for the fiber before the investment of a wheel.

A suggestion, if you haven't already, you might want to 'skirt' the fleece and sort the fiber before storing.  You'll enjoy preparing the wool to spin much more if the worst of the tags, etc. are removed.

I remember that r ranson has instruction about that also.

https://permies.com/t/95837/fiber-arts/Tossing-fleece

 
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