Hi, I’m hoping I can get a little advice here, but I just bought an Ashford Traditional spinning wheel off eBay. It came yesterday, well packed (loads of cardboard and bubble wrap), but one of the maidens was snapped in transit (the one the orifice would sit in). I have managed to order a replacement kit (2 maidens with bearings), but I’m guessing the broken maiden could be removed by unscrewing it, or do I have to wiggle it out? Could I maybe hold the old one together with duct tape until the new one gets here?
I’m not sure how old the wheel is, but I don’t think it’s very old; the seller got it second hand 5 years ago. Everything else looks as it should, anyway.