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1.9 oz  Hand-Turned Box Elder Burl Wood Bottom Whorl Drop Spindle

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This 1.9 ounce drop spindle is made by my me on a lathe, and features a hand-turned 70 mm Box Elder burl wood whorl (center and rim-weighted by design), and a hand-turned walnut shaft. Total shaft length is 11 3/4." I've inserted a handmade brass wire hook in the shaft to allow you to hook into your fiber and spin! There's a notch at the base of the whorl, directly behind the hook opening, to guide your yarn as you wind on. Box Elder is native to the American SW, and its burl has some amazing swirls, spot, slight defects, and color variations when finished on the lathe with Danish oil, then friction polish! We like to say that burl wood has "character," but the rustic look may not be esthetically pleasing to some - I used shellac sanding sealer between finishes, and that helps fill the burl defects, but doesn't completely fill in the small areas where the burl is at the surface. The whorl is attached with a very tight press fit - no glue to deter you, should you ever break the shaft and have to replace it! All of our woodworking products are made and stored in a smoke-free environment, and each is a one-of-a-kind item!

I test-spin all of my spindles, and this one worked very well with a Shetland and Satin Angora blend. It's a smooth spinner, and is heavy enough for production spinning - it's fast and consistent, and spins long enough (with one twist by hand, it spun for up to 60 seconds) to allow for some lovely drafting and fine yarn production. Spindles are wonderful for classes, fiber events, and traveling!

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1.9 oz Hand-Turned Box Elder Burl Wood Bottom Whorl Drop Spindle


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  • Materials: brass wire, Walnut, Box Elder Burl wood
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