Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Walnut "Bee's Knees" Wrist Distaff with WPI Gauges

Walnut "Bee's Knees" Wrist Distaff with WPI Gauges
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This "bee's knees" style distaff is very similar to a familiar style of lace bobbin that Dave has made in the past. Bees have segmented legs with joints or "knees" in between, and this is reflected in the design of this 7 inch long walnut distaff. Of course, everyone knows that the expression "the bee's knees" is also a term meaning excellence-the highest quality. This lovely distaff has both a 1 inch WPI and a 1/2 inch WPI on the end. A swivel was added to allow the distaff to rotate or turn as the roving is pulled from it.