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Top Whorl Drop Spindle in Pennsylvania Bird's Eye Maple & Wenge by Ken Mocker of Silly Salmon Designs

+ $7.50 shipping
+ $7.50 shipping

Made in Winfield, Pennsylvania

Item details

Beautifully constructed, perfectly balanced top whorl drop spindle for hand spinning:

• Whorl – 2 3/4” Diameter of Pennsylvania Bird's Eye Maple & Wenge
• Shaft – 8 3/4” Wenge (below the whorl)
• Hook – 16 gauge Argentium .930 non-tarnish Silver Wire, Hand Bent
• Weight – 1.2 oz. or 34 grams
• Notch - Can be added at the buyer's request. Please specify location (see below).

This is a beautifully marked piece of Pennsylvania Bird's Eye Maple that Ken has combined with Wenge for the whorl and a matching Wenge shaft. Not only is this a gorgeous spindle with a silky smooth finish, but it spins like a dream!

Each spindle that Ken creates is individually designed. No two are exactly alike but are designed to compliment the uniqueness of the wood. This beautifully crafted drop spindle, complete with a 16 gauge, hand bent Argentium Silver hook, is made to last a life time, and become a frequently used family heirloom, passed down from one spinner to another.

NOTCH: If you wish to have your spindle notched, please view the last picture above. In that picture is a clock face that I have superimposed on a top whorl spindle. As indicated in the picture, the open part of the hook faces 12 o’clock and the back of the hook is at 6 o’clock. With this in mind, please indicate under the NOTCH PLACEMENT selection where on the clock face you would like your notch. If you do not want a notch, you will need to indicate that as well. If you have any questions, please send us a convo. We are happy to help.

Please note this Handcrafted Drop Spindle will ship Priority Mail to all U.S. locations and First Class Mail everywhere else.

We hope you enjoy our shop and appreciate our designs. All wood used in our beautiful drop spindles is purchased from suppliers who practice sustainable wood production. For questions, convo us or check out our store policies.

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Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States
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All spindle and bowl orders will be shipped, fully insured, via U.S. Priority Mail with a tracking number and First Class International U.S. Mail (with a U.S. Customs number) for our International customers. All Crochet Hooks are shipped First Class Mail for both domestic and international orders with a tracking number. The shipping charge for each item is found below the item description.


We accept all major credit cards, Etsy Gift Cards and Pay Pal. If you need us to hold something for you until you can check out, please convo us and we will put the item on reserve for you. If you live in Pennsylvania, you will be charged PA Sales Tax. This is calculated when you check out.

Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Your satisfaction is very important to us. If you are not satisfied with your order and wish to return an item, please contact us within 15 days of your purchase and we will arrange for return shipping at our cost. Once we receive the item, we will refund your purchase including the shipping charge. You may contact us via an Etsy convo, email at or phone 570-523-1178.

Additional policies

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We are pleased to sell you our beautiful handcrafted spindles, bowls and crochet hooks, but please note--ALL CUSTOM CHARGES and TAXES are the responsibility of the buyer.

Please convo us through Etsy with any questions or special requests.

Thank you for shopping at Silly Salmon Designs!