Smaller size light weight top whorl drop spindle in Purpleheart and Dymondwood

Smaller size light weight top whorl drop spindle in Purpleheart and Dymondwood

Only 8 left in stock

$65.00

Select type of edge fitting for the whorl here

Smaller size light weight top whorl drop spindle in Purpleheart and Dymondwood

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

The spindle shaft of this heirloom quality item is made in purple Dymondwood for long life and wobble free performance. The whorl is made from a lovely piece of Purpleheart (S. America) with a purple dymondwood centre boss on the top.

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 stainless steel catch pin on the edge, that locates the thread to the correct position in 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 the photos. It is very quick and easy to re-locate the thread for the next spin. (Available as an option with notch instead of catch pin)

This spindle suits light to medium weight spinning.

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

This spindle design has fast spin and my trademark perfect balance, having been tested on a balance jig and has nickel silver weighting inserted in the underneath edge of the whorl. Dimensions - whorl diameter approx 50 mm, (2 in), spindle length overall including hook - 225 mm, (9 in), weight about 26-27 grams (0.84-0.9 oz).

All my spindles are tested before despatch and drop spindles come with a free sample of Corriedale roving from Tasmania. This item is in stock, we have several items made to this pattern.