Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Mini Tibetan Support Spindle with Mini Dimpled Bowl Set

The 1 5/8 inch whorl of this mini Tibetan spindle was crafted from ambrosia maple. The 8 1/2 inch shaft has been crafted from hard maple, and the tip is a gorgeous stabilized box elder. The weight of this beautiful spindle is 0.8 oz. (22 grams).

The accompanying maple mini spindle bowl measures 2 inches in diameter and 1 inch in height, with the dimpled ceramic insert measuring 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

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.  Additional photos of these handspinning tools can be found in our Etsy shop.