Sunday, August 29, 2010

Myrtlewood Russian Support Spindle with Matching Bowl


Dave has crafted this beautiful Russian support spindle and matching bowl from Oregon myrtlewood. The 11 inches long Russian support spindle weights 28 grams (1.0 ounces) and has been adorned with his signature leaf motif. The 3 inch diameter myrtlewood support bowl has a mauve earthenware ceramic insert.  More photos of this set can be found in our Etsy.com shop.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Carved Moose Antler, Cocobolo and Fossil Walrus Ivory Top Whorl Drop Spindle


This 1.0 ounce moose antler top whorl drop spindle has been inlayed with a fossil walrus ivory disk. Dave has left some of the unique surface area of the antler on the top of the whorl. The notched whorl measures 2 inches in diameter, and the cocobolo shaft is 7 1/4 inches in length. The end of the cocobolo shaft has been shaped to accommodate a half hitch and a brass hook has been added to the top. More photos of this spindle can be found at the Etsy.com listing.

Carved Moose Antler and Cocobolo Top Whorl Drop Spindle


This unique 1.2 ounce moose antler top whorl drop spindle has been intricately carved by Dave with his signature leaf motif and inlayed with a cocobolo disk. The notched whorl measures 2 1/4 inches in diameter, and the cocobolo shaft is 8 inches in length. The end of the cocobolo shaft has been shaped to accommodate a half hitch and a brass hook has been added to the top.  More photos can be seen at the Etsy.com listing for this spindle.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Honduras Rosewood, East Indian Rosewood and Fossil Walrus Ivory Top Whorl Drop Spindle




The beautiful 2 1/2 inch diameter notched whorl of the top whorl drop spindle on the right above was crafted from Honduran rosewood. Dave has adorned the whorl with fossil walrus ivory. The 8 1/2 inch long shaft was turned from East Indian rosewood. This spindle weights 1.2 ounces.  Due to export restrictions, this item is available for U.S. shipping only.


The 2 1/2 inch diameter notched whorl of the top whorl drop spindle on the left above, was crafted from a gorgeous piece of spalted maple. Dave has adorned the whorl with fossil mammoth ivory. The shaped 9 inch long shaft was turned from leopardwood. This spindle weights 1.0 ounces.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Two New Spindles


Dave recently completed two new spindles for our Etsy.com shop.  The first, is a cocobolo and cherry "Tibetan Lite" support spindle.  This beautiful little "Tibetan Lite" support spindle weights 1.4 ounces. The cherry shaft measures about 10 3/4 inches in length and the whorl, which is crafted from cocobolo, measures about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.   The second, is a rosewood and cocobolo top whorl drop spindle with mammoth ivory inlay.  The beautiful 1 3/4 inch diameter notched whorl of this top whorl drop spindle was crafted from a gorgeous piece of East Indian rosewood.  Dave has adorned the whorl with fossil mammoth ivory.  The 8 inches long shaft was turned from cocobolo. This spindle weights 1.1 ounces.  


Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Myrtlewood Tibetan Lite Support Spindle



This beautiful little "Tibetan Lite" support spindle weights .9 ounces (25 grams). The myrtlewood shaft measures about 10 1/2 inches in length and the whorl, which is also crafted from myrtlewood, measures about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. The end of the shaft has been shaped to accommodate a half hitch.

Additional photos can be seen at the Etsy.com listing for this spindle.

Apricot and Walnut Top Whorl Drop Spindle with Pyrography



Dave has burn-etched his signature leaf motif around this 1 7/8 inch diameter apricot whorl. He has crafted the 8 1/2 inch shaft from walnut, and has added a brass hook to the top. The weight of this beautiful handspinning tool is 0.8 ounces.

Additional photos can be seen at the Etsy.com listing for this spindle.

Birdseye Maple Russian Support Spindle with Matching Lap Bowl


Dave has crafted this lovely Russian support spindle from birdseye maple. He has inlayed the spindle with turquoise accents. This Russian support spindle measures 11 1/2 inches in length, and weights 52g (1.9 ounces). The matching lap bowl measures 6 1/2 inches in height, and is 2 3/4 in diameter.


Additional photos can be found in our Etsy shop listing for this set.