Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Mini Scrimshawed Alternative Ivory Egg Whorl Support Spindle Travel Set

These little beauties are perfect for lace weight and other fine, lightweight fibers. 

The egg whorl of this mini support spindle was crafted by Dave from an alternative ivory composite material created by him using a formula of resin, calcium carbonate (powdered limestone) and recycled mammoth ivory dust that he collects from his carvings and sawing of mammoth ivory. He casts the alternative ivory material into turning blanks, then turns the egg shape whorl together with the wooden shaft for balance. Dave has adorned this egg whorl with a scrimshawed floral pattern.  The 8 1/4 inch shaft from bloodwood. The weight of this beautiful spindle is 0.7 oz. (20 grams).

Also included with this set is a mini ceramic spinning bowl that travels securely in it's zippered pouch.