Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ambrosia Maple, Hard Maple and Diamondwood Tibetan Support Spindle

This beautiful Tibetan support spindle weights 0.9 ounces (25 grams). The hard maple shaft measures about 11 inches in length, and the whorl which is crafted from ambrosia maple, measures about 1 3/4 inches in diameter. The tip has been crafted from emerald green diamondwood.

When constructing his spindles, Dave mounts the spindle whorl blank on the shaft, and then turns and shapes the whorl and shaft together to achieve a well balanced spindle.