Top whorl drop spindle in Ring Gidgee and Dymondwood, medium light weight

Top whorl drop spindle in Ring Gidgee and Dymondwood, medium light weight

75.00
Top whorl drop spindle in Ring Gidgee and Dymondwood, medium light weight This item is 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 resin stabilised Ring Gidgee from Queensland. This rare form of the Australian species has remarkably attractive figuring. It's hard dense and finishes silky smooth to the touch. The spindle has a handmade stainless steel hook transverse hook terminal, that has been fine tuned for accurate centreing of the thread. The whorl has a carefully smoothed notch 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. The resin stabilising process we have developed is in our workshop and makes the wood harder and far more resistant to humidity and temperature changes. Still please do give your spindles good care and protect them. 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. 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 nickel-silver weighting inserted in the underneath edge of the whorl. Dimensions - whorl diameter approx 58 mm, (2.3 in), spindle length overall including hook - 265 mm, (10.5 in), weight about 32 grams (1.15 oz). All my spindles are tested before despatch and come with a free sample of Corriedale roving from Tasmania. This item is in stock.
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