Medium Heavy size & weight top whorl drop spindle in Jamaican Fiddlewood and Dymondwood

Medium Heavy size & weight top whorl drop spindle in Jamaican Fiddlewood and Dymondwood

Only 6 left in stock

$65.00

Medium Heavy size & weight top whorl drop spindle in Jamaican Fiddlewood and Dymondwood - rim weighted

This item made by Jory Freyee and Malcolm Fielding, in the workshops of the Spindleshop, Queensland, Australia.

The spindle shaft of this heirloom quality item is made in Dymondwood for long life and wobble free performance. The whorl is made from a lovely piece of Jamaican Fiddlewood. In some pieces the figure which is very varied, can be spectacular.

The spindle has a handmade sterling silver hook transverse hook terminal, that has been fine tuned for accurate centreing of the thread. The whorl has a handmade silver catch pin on the edge, that locates the thread to the back of the hook and gives a secure hold. Simply place the fibre by the catch pin and lead the thread into the hook (without winding around the centre of the spindle or hook. It is very quick and easy to re-locate the thread for the next spin.)

This spindle suits medium to heavy weight spinning or plying. The medium size shaft and generous whorl size mean this spindle takes a large cop.

The spindle is polished with a high shine French polish and a final gloss of carnauba wax adds durability.

This spindle has fast spin and my trademark perfect balance, having been tested on a balance jig and has brass puin weighting inserted in the edge of the whorl. Dimensions - whorl diameter approx 65 mm, (2.5 in), spindle length overall including hook - 265 mm, (10.5 in), weight about 48.5 grams (1.71 oz).

You will receive a spindle very similar to the one pictured.

All my spindles are tested before despatch and drop spindles come with a free sample of fiber from Tasmania.