This Tibetan style support spindle is loosely based on an ancient Greek spindle. The low center of gravity and the slender whorl give this beauty a very fast spin like a Russian but with a longer spin time.
The elegant whorl is turned from Black Walnut and has been perfectly balanced with the insertion of copper pins.
The shaft is turned from Honey Locust. This gorgeous spindle has a very fast, long spin. The spinning tip is a stainless steel ball bearing.
Weight 1.10 oz. / 31 g Length 10.5" / 26.5 cm Whorl Diameter: 1.5" / 4 cm Whorl Depth: 2" / 5 cm
The pictured Spin Cushion is not included. It can be found in my shop here:
This Tibetan spindle, like all of my offerings, is French polished, then waxed to shine with a protective layer of beeswax.
All of my spindles are tested by me, my wife, or one of my daughters before shipment. Sometimes it is necessary for me to pin weight the whorl with a small copper pin in order to make it perfectly balanced.
I use sustainable hardwoods from Johnson Creek Hardwoods, a local, small, family run mill. http://www.johnsoncreekhardwoods.com/
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These items are beautifully crafted, a pleasure to look at and to hold. I love the clever bowl attached to the mat so I can sit it on my lap--genius! It spins wonderfully! Good communication and quick shipment. Thank you!