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This is a Reserved Listing for Harold (mountainweaver)

A nostewhat? Nøstepinde / Nøstepinne = "nest stick" (pronounced 'nost a pin a').

Scandinavia is credited with the invention of this simple tool used to create center-pull yarn balls. It's portable, easy to use and comes with instructions.

You are purchasing a Noste made from an exotic wood called Nicaraguan Rosewood (aka Cocobolo among other names) that comes from South America and is highly prized. Exotic woods often come encapsulated in wax so we really don't know what the final product will look like until it comes off the lathe. Each one is uniquely different. It is so nice to touch you won't want to put it down.

Approximate Measurements:

Overall Length: 10-1/2"
Pin Length: 5-1/4"
Width: ~1"
Weight: 4.4 oz. (compared to black walnut which is 2.2 oz.)

This purchase is for the actual Nøste show in the photos.

It has been sanded to 320-grit so it is silky smooth and a light coat of finish was applied to give the wood a little protection. You want a smooth finish so you can slide the finished ball of yarn off easily. It feels so good in your hand you won't want to put it down. Our Nøste contains a place to tie a slip-knot to secure the yarn tail. It can be tied to the groove at the top or bottom or even at the middle.

A great gift for yourself or a friend.

Besides the raw lumber being more expensive, rosewood is much more difficult to turn on the lathe due to its incredible denseness which dulls the tools quickly requiring frequent resharpening. The fine sawdust that is generated makes it necessary to wear a respirator and run an air filtration system while turning. The reward is an absolutely gorgeous Noste that will be treasured for years and years.

We thank you for visiting MagicalMoons.

Reserved Listing - Nøstepinne - Nøstepinde - Nøste - Ball Winder Handcrafted by MagicalMoons from Nicaraguan Rosewood


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cocobolo, rosewood, Nicaraguan Rosewood, exotic wood
  • Only ships within United States.
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