This Russian-style support spindle is made out of walnut - my husband makes these on his mini-lathe, and they're finished with Danish oil and friction polish on the lathe. It's 0.9 ounce in weight, and 12 1/2" in length. Since the finished grain is quite slick due to the lathe finishing, it has grooves at the top of spindle shaft, to help hold a half-hitch in your thread. The matching spindle bowl is also made from walnut, and is 3 1/4" in outer diameter, and 1 1/8" tall; the diameter of the smallest portion of the bowl, which is where your spindle will be spun, is 2 11/16" in diameter, and 1" in depth.
All spindles are made and stored in a smoke-free environment. 100% guarantee! Shipping is by USPS Priority Mail or International First Class Mail, and I do combine shipping for multiple purchases.