Medium size & weight top whorl drop spindle in Queensland Red Beech and Dymondwood
This listing is for one of several similar spindles made from the same billet of timber, by Jory Freyee and Malcolm Fielding, in the workshops of the Spindleshop, Queensland, Australia. Photos show the one you will receive.
The spindle shaft of this heirloom quality item is made in Dymondwood for long life and wobble free performance. The whorl is made from a lovely piece of resin stabilised Queensland Red Beech (Dallinia), that grows in the rainforests of far north Queensland. It has two decorative pyrography lines around the whorl rim.
The spindle has a handmade stainless steel hook transverse hook terminal, that has been fine tuned for accurate centreing of the thread. The whorl has a handmade stainless steel catch pin on the edge, that locates the thread to the back of the hook and gives a secure hold. Simply place the fibre by the catch pin and lead the thread into the hook (without winding around the centre of the spindle or hook - as shown in photo #5. It is very quick and easy to re-locate the thread for the next spin.
This spindle suits light to medium weight spinning or plying. The medium size shaft and generous whorl size mean this spindle takes a large cop.
The spindle is polished with a high shine French polish and a final gloss of carnauba wax adds durability.
This spindle has fast spin and my trademark perfect balance, having been tested on a balance jig and has brass puin weighting inserted in the edge of the whorl. Dimensions - whorl diameter approx 65 mm, (2.6 in), spindle length overall including hook - 265 mm, (10.5 in), weight about 47 grams (1.65 oz).
All my spindles are tested before despatch and come with a free sample of Corriedale roving from Tasmania. This item is in stock.
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I will replace goods at my cost (or refund item costs) that are found to be faulty in manufacture for up to six months from sale. Faulty items must normally be returned to me. Damage caused by inappropiate use or fair wear and tear is not covered by my warranty. The buyer is responsible for the cost of returning items to me, replacements will be shipped free of charge.
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Currently I am unable to take custom orders, sorry. You can ask for a copy of items that were previously sold by me on Etsy and sometimes (not always) I will be able to make the items and sell them as reserved items on Etsy. This business is based at Crystal Waters Ecovillage in Queensland Australia. I am unable to take personal callers at my premises or home. You can also find my products by a quick Google search for the Spindleshop.