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RESERVED FOR IMCHESEK D Drop spindle, spiral flute, high whorl, light weight in Mulga, burl Eucalypt, and Dymondwood -

This beautiful light weight to laceweight drop spindle design will please the connossieur.

The shaft is made from black Dymondwood (TM). This is a composite material made from dyed 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.

The whorl is turned from Mulga, another Australian wood that has a lustrous deep brown grain, again a gorgeous smooth wood with lovely grain. The larger diameter section of the spindle is reinforced with eucalyptus burl. The whorl is notched with a small carefully finished smooth notch on the underside.

The spindles feature my own design of spiral groove, or flute, to hold the wool (see photos). After tying on the leader under the whorl, lead it across the whorl at the notch, wrap once around the spiral at the very base of the spiral, and then rotating the spindle slowly with a little tension the wool drops easily into the spiral which is designed so that wool hangs directly in line with the axis of the spindle. Now you are ready to spin! This is an extremely quick, reliable and accurate way to secure your wool for each spin.

As in stock and illustrated this spindle is set up to spin S-twist. It is not practicable to spin Z-twist with this S-twist spiral spindle. To clarify this, S twist is produced when, looking down on top of the whorl, you spin it anti-clockwise. Do not let these spindles run backwards or the yarn may fall out.

The spindle is finished to a very smooth surface, polished with a french polish and then a final gloss of carnauba wax for a long lasting shine and protection.

This spindle style has a good spin and excellent balance. Dimensions - whorl diameter approx 55 mm, (2.2 in), spindle length overall 240 mm, (9.5 in), weight 23 grams (0.8 oz approx). All my spindles are tested before despatch,.

RESERVED FOR IMCHESEK Drop spindle, spiral flute, high whorl, light weight in Mulga, burl Eucalypt, and Dymondwood

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  • Materials: mulga, burl eucalyptus, dymondwood
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