Thursday, October 02, 2008

Strata-Bond and Vegetable Ivory Drop Spindle

Dave really likes making these small fancy drop spindles. This one is Strata-Bond and Padauk wood accented with carved vegetable ivory (Tagua nut). Strata-Bond is created with layers of birch laminated together with resin under high pressure, making it very dense and moisture resistant. The upper part is joined Paduak wood. This spindle is finished off with vegetable ivory accents, with two carved roses and leaves on the whorl. It is initialed and dated by Dave, the maker. To view more photos of this spindle, please click on the link above.

Type: Bottom whorl
Whorl: 2 1/4 inches
Length: 9 1/2 (not including brass top hook).
Wt: 1.1 Oz
Materials: Laminated Birch and Padauk wood and Tagua nut (vegetable ivory).