Small size top whorl drop spindle in Mexican Rosewood and Dymondwood

Small size top whorl drop spindle in Mexican Rosewood and Dymondwood

60.00
Small size top whorl drop spindle in Mexican Rosewood and Dymondwood This spindle was made by Jory Freyee and Malcolm Fielding, in the workshops of the Spindleshop, Queensland, Australia. Photos show the one you will receive. 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 spectacular piece of Bocote from Mexico, AKA "Mexican Rosewood". It isn't in the true rosewood family. It features two carbonised black line decorations on the whorl edge. 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 stainless stell cath pin that locates the thread to the back of the hook and gives a secure hold. Simply place the fibre in the notch and lead the thread into the hook (without winding around the centre of the spindle or hook - as shown in the last image. 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 for light singles. The medium size shaft and large diameter means 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 brass puin weighting inserted in the edge of the whorl. Dimensions - whorl diameter approx 53 mm, (2.2 in), spindle length overall including hook - 220 mm, (8.6 in), weight about 22 grams (0.83 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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