This drop spindle has a hand carved spiral (pigtail) that allows the yarn to come from the shaft without either a half hitch or hook. The yarn feeds out at the spindles center of rotation, making for a smooth spin.
Materials: Cedar whorl/Birch shaft
Whorl: about 2 3/4" diameter (7.2 cm)
Shaft: about 9 3/4 in. (24.5 cm) long/ 1/4 in. (.7cm) diameter.
Weight: about .6 oz. (16 g)
I've given the spindle a light tung oil finish to protect and bring out the natural wood grain. This one is affixed as a bottom whorl. The spiral is carved for spinning clockwise to make "z" twist. Please inquire if you are interested in top whorl spindles or a spiral for adding counterclockwise "s" twist.
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I usually ship via the USPS using First class unless Priority is more economical with delivery confirmation included whenever it is offered. Please contact me for an adjusted shipping price if you prefer Priority mail or Express Mail. Shipping for multiple items is discounted. I've done my best to estimate shipping costs, but I will refund shipping overcharges over a dollar if I overestimate. A few heavier items will ship by Parcel Post as the default. These will have a shipping note in the listing, but you may always contact me to arrange for a shipping upgrade.
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Items are produced in a smoke free home but pet friendly home.