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RESERVED for LADYFAILE Baby Pu Yok style supported spindle, light weight in Ring Gidgee, Satine Bloodwood and laminated Oak

This lovely Tibetan style supported spindle design will be a delight for the spinner who loves a supported spindle. This heirloom quality tool is made for a lifetime of use. All the materials are sustainably sourced.

The design is based on small version of a shape still used by Tibetan nomads known as a pu-yok. It is long and slender with a largish thin whorl about a quarter the way up the shaft, which has a taper all the way from the whorl to the spinning tip.

The spindle shaft is made from laminated oak, this is a composite material made from wood veneers laminated and glued together under great pressure with a resin. This sets extremely hard and inert. The material has the added advantage that it is warp-free and dimensionally stable - it will resist warping with humidity changes. This is made by the same process used for Dymondwood but without the deep colour dyes making it look just like natural wood. This is particularly ideal for supported spindles as the material is very hard wearing and the tip will remain sharp for longer than with most woods.

The whorl is turned from a select piece of Ring Gidgee from Queensland, with prominent figure. This very hard and dense wood has several varieties, and Ring Gidgee is much sought after for the beauty of its grain. The underside of the whorl has a decorative feature made from the South American wood Satine Bloodwood.

The whorl is dished in the centre on the upper side giving this design a little extra rim weighting and a very long, medium to slow speed spin characteristic. There is a slight notch in the shaft above the whorl to assist tying on.

The spindle is polished with a high shine French polish and a final gloss of carnauba wax adds durability.

This spindle has a remarkably long spin and excellent balance. The spindle operates at a medium to high speed and is easy to flick.

Dimensions - whorl diameter approx 50 mm, (2 in), spindle length overall 235 mm, (9.5 in), weight 28 grams (1 oz approx). All my spindles are tested before despatch and are accompanied by a generous sample of Corriedale roving.

RESERVED for LADYFAILE Baby Pu Yok style supported spindle, light weight in Ring Gidgee, Satine Bloodwood and laminated Oak


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  • Materials: Ring Gidgee, satine bloodwood, laminated oak
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