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Ultimate Drop Spindle (Forest)

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Handmade
Made in Jenison, Michigan

Item details

Maker: BullSheep Fibery and Dyeworks
Weight: 28-65 g / 1-2.3 oz
Length: 11.5" Shaft 3.5" Whorl
Style: Drop Spindle; 3d printed Nylon Whorl, Rainbow-ply Wood Shaft

By day, I am an engineer. I realize this seems a slightly odd intro to a product description, but bear with me.

What makes this the ultimate spindle? This spindle can be adjusted to accommodate almost any spinning style and to spin almost any weight yarn, from a sport weight up to a super-bulky art yarn.

My Design Goals: Spindle must be as versatile as possible, accommodating a wide variety of spinning styles and ply weights

Final Design:

The Whorl-

I designed a 3.5" diameter 3d printed nylon whorl. The whorl has slots to accommodate the addition of up to 18 2.055g ball bearings, which can be used to adjust the weight and spinning dynamics of the spindle (add weight to the outer rim and you will have more momentum and a longer spin, add weight to the center of the whorl and you will get a faster spin, add a little weight to both to tune in your ideal spin dynamic!). 18 weights, enough to fill every slot in the spindle, are included in the price of this listing.

The whorl is 3d printed in nylon, which is a more precise material to work with than ABS plastic (allowing for a more intricate whorl design). Nylon is also much more temperature resistant than some ABS plastic or other common plastic 3d printing materials, so the whorl can be left in a hot car on a summer day without melting or warping (I tested this by submerging the whorl in boiling water for ~20 minutes and saw no deformation).

Finally, the whorl can be slid up and down the spindle shaft, which allows this spindle to easily convert between a top whorl and bottom whorl spindle. The whorl can also be slid off the bottom tip of the spindle, allowing for easy storage and transportation.

The Shaft-

The spindle shaft is made of Rainbow-ply wood, which has the warm feeling of wood with great durability and beautiful color tones.

The shaft is 11.5" long, which gives enough working room to accommodate storing bulky and super bulky singles and yarn on the shaft while spinning.

The diameter of the shaft is the same as the diameter of a size 7mm knitting needle, so the whorl can be slid off the shaft and onto a size 7mm knitting needle to easily convert this spindle into a supported spindle.

The spindle shaft will hold up to approximately 2 oz of spun fiber.

The Hook-

The hook is made out of steel piano wire, which has a rust-resistant finish and is very strong. The hook is made with a 3 bend design which is easy to hook and un-hook fiber to, and holds fiber securely during spinning. The 3 bend hook is also easier to bend back into shape than a traditional round hook design (if the hook ever gets bent out of shape).

The last listing photo is courtesy of my mother, and showsthe first ~.5oz of roving spun on her ultimate spindle!


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I gladly accept custom orders and can accommodate most requests- please convo me if you have something unique and special in mind!

All items (especially spindles) are packaged well to avoid potential damage during shipping. Gift wrapping or gift packaging is available for a nominal fee upon request.

Due to the handmade nature of my products, I cannot guarantee an identical replacement for items that were damaged during shipping. If your order was damaged during shipping, please contact me within 14 days and I will work with you to return the item or exchange it. Unfortunately I cannot take responsibility for items that are mis-delivered or lost during shipping. I provide tracking numbers for all of my orders, and in the unfortunate instance that an item is mis-delivered or lost during shipping I will work with you and the carrier to attempt to locate the package.

As a seller, I am responsible for accurately documenting the items I post internationally for import and customs purposes. Please note that international customers may be responsible for paying VAT or customs duties not included in my prices or shipping charges prior to receiving the items they purchase.

I gladly accept custom orders and can accommodate most requests- please convo me if you have something unique and special in mind!

All items (especially spindles) are packaged well to avoid potential damage during shipping. Gift wrapping or gift packaging is available for a nominal fee upon request.

Due to the handmade nature of my products, I cannot guarantee an identical replacement for items that were damaged during shipping. If your order was damaged during shipping, please contact me within 14 days and I will work with you to return the item or exchange it. Unfortunately I cannot take responsibility for items that are mis-delivered or lost during shipping. I provide tracking numbers for all of my orders, and in the unfortunate instance that an item is mis-delivered or lost during shipping I will work with you and the carrier to attempt to locate the package.

As a seller, I am responsible for accurately documenting the items I post internationally for import and customs purposes. Please note that international customers may be responsible for paying VAT or customs duties not included in my prices or shipping charges prior to receiving the items they purchase.



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Jan 20, 2018 by Casey Strode

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