Sunday, December 07, 2014

Acrylic and Hard Maple Lightweight Tibetan Support Spindle

The 1 1/2 inch whorl of this Tibetan spindle was crafted from a gorgeous piece of pink acrylic. The 9 1/4 inch shaft has been crafted from hard maple. The weight of this beautiful spindle is 0.6 oz. (18 grams).

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.