Midi Pu Yok - Tibetan style supported spindle, light weight in Lace Sheoak and Dymondwood, titanium tipped

Midi Pu Yok - Tibetan style supported spindle, light weight in Lace Sheoak and Dymondwood, titanium tipped

Only 4 left in stock

$70.00

Midi Pu Yok - Tibetan style supported spindle, light weight in Lace Sheoak and Dymondwood, titanium tipped

This lovely Tibetan style supported spindle design is an heirloom qulity item designed for a lifetime of use. It is light weight (about 22 grams - around 0.73 oz ) and 240 mm or 9.5 in long. The photos show a typical example - four were made from the same piece of Lace Sheoak with similar colour and grain. Made in 2017 by Malcolm Fielding and Jory Freyee in the workshops of the SpindleShop, Queensland, Australia.

The shaft of this heirloom quality item is made in Dymondwood for durability, stability and long life. The tip is made from a titanium insert for extreme durability. The point is carefully shaped to be slightly rounded over to avoid damage and scratching to support surfaces, and to ensure really smooth spins at all angles.

The whorl of resin stabilised lace Sheoak (Western Australia) is a pretty bowl shape, hollowed on the top side. Ring Gidgee has highly attractive grain figure, and this wood has been treated by our special vacuum resin immersion technique to stabilise and protect the wood. This design has a very long duration medium speed spin characteristic. The balance has been  tuned and perfected by insertion of concealed weighting in the rim of the whorl as needed. The spindle has been tested both for static and dynamic balance. 

The top point is a slender taper to a narrow point to allow the yarn to slip the tip easily. The bottom point is well defined and designed for an effortless long spin. A support bowl is needed for using this type of spindle. I also offer support bowls on this website and can make one to order if there are none in stock.

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

All my spindles are tested before despatch and come with a free sample of our lovely fibres.