Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Birch Drop Spindle with Carved Tagua Nut


New, in our Etsy shop!


Birch Drop Spindle with Carved Tagua Nut


Looking for a one-of-a-kind handmade drop spindle? Dave has created this beautiful 9 1/2" long drop spindle from high density Strata-Bond, which is dyed and bonded layers of Birch that has been impregnated with resin under high pressure. This process also makes the wood moisture resistant! The whorl adornment is a intricately carved tagua nut, which is also called "vegetable ivory". The whorl measures 2 1/4" and the weight of this piece is 1.1 ounces. The hook was made from brass. The spindle and whorl were turned together on the lathe to attain optimum balance.