Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Oregon Myrtlewood Tibetan Support Spindle

This beautiful support spindle weights 1.3 ounces (36 grams). The Oregon myrtlewood shaft measures about 11 1/2 inches in length, and the whorl which is also crafted from Oregon myrtlewood, measures about 2 inches in diameter. The tip has been crafted from jatoba. The whorl of this handspinning tool has been adorned with Dave's signature pyrographed leaf motif.

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.

This beautiful handspinning tool is for sale in our Etsy shop.