light weight, top whorl drop spindle in Mangowood and Dymondwood

light weight, top whorl drop spindle in Mangowood and Dymondwood

70.00

Materials

  • Whorl - Stabilised and dyed Mangowood

  • Shaft - Dymondwood

  • Inlay - Dymondwood

  • Hook - Sterling Silver

Dimensions

  • Weight - about 26 gm ( 0.91 oz )

  • Length - 28 cm ( 11.02 in )

  • Width - 7 cm ( 2.75 in )

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This item made by Jory Freyee, 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 Mangowood has been stabilised to make the wood stronger than usual and dyed to create a beautiful color change.

The spindle has a handmade sterling silver hook transverse hook terminal, that has been fine tuned for accurate centreing of the thread. The whorl has a handmade notch on the edge, 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. 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. 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 brass puin weighting inserted in the edge of the whorl.

You will receive a spindle very similar to the one pictured. All my spindles are tested before despatch and drop spindles come with a free sample of fiber from Tasmania.