Medium size light weight top whorl drop spindle in Birds-eye Maple and Dymondwood

Medium size light weight top whorl drop spindle in Birds-eye Maple and Dymondwood

$60.00

Medium size light weight top whorl drop spindle in Birds-eye Maple and Dymondwood

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 select figure Birds-eye Maple from the US. 

The spindle has a handmade stainless steel transverse hook terminal, that has been fine tuned for accurate centreing of the thread. The whorl has a handmade stainless steel 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 - as shown in photo #5.  It is very quick and easy to re-locate the thread for the next spin. 

This spindle suits light to medium weight spinning or plying. The medium size shaft and generous whorl size mean this spindle takes a large cop, and the rim weighted design gives long spin times

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. Dimensions - whorl diameter approx 50 mm, (2 in), spindle length overall including hook - 240 mm, (9.5 in), weight about 27 grams (0.96 oz). 

All our spindles are tested before despatch and drop spindles come with a free sample of Corriedale roving from Tasmania. This item is in stock.