Tibetan style supported spindle, long shaft & medium weight in Flame Oak, Queen Ebony and Dymondwood- titanium tipped

Tibetan style supported spindle, long shaft & medium weight in Flame Oak, Queen Ebony and Dymondwood- titanium tipped

85.00
Tibetan style supported spindle, long shaft & medium weight in Flame Oak, Queen Ebony and Dymondwood Designed and made by Jory Freyee at the SpindleShop, QLD, Australia. This lovely Tibetan style supported spindle design will be a delight for the spinner who loves a supported spindle. It is medium weight (36 grams - around 0.8 to 1 oz ) and 290 mm or 11.5 in long. The photos show the one you will receive, The design is based on a shape still used by Tibetan nomads known as a pu-yok. It is long and slender with a largish whorl about a quarter the way up the shaft. The Queen Ebony trim means this spindle has quite a lot of centre weight, while the large whorl adds sustain and enables a large cop to be built. 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, and to ensure really smooth spins at all angles. The whorl is turned from an attractive piece of resin stabilised Flame Oak (QLD) with prominent patterning showing on the whorl. The whorl is dished in the centre on the upper and lower sides . The balance was tuned and perfected by insertion of silver pin 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 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. This spindle style has a remarkably long spin and excellent balance. The spindle operates at a medium speed and is easy to flick. All my spindles are tested before despatch.
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