Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Wooden Picot Gauge Sets


Dave has crafted our wooden picot gauge sets from birch wood dowels. Each gauge measures 2 1/4 inches long, and each has been sanded smooth.

The sizes of the dowels are: 1/2, 7/16, 3/8, 5/16, 1/4, and 1/8 inches. Dave has pyrographed each size onto the gauges.


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.



Lightweight Oregon Myrtlewood Burl and Jatoba Top Whorl Drop Spindle


Dave has crafted the 2 1/4 inch diameter notched whorl of this lightweight mini top whorl drop spindle from Oregon myrtlewood burl, and the 9 3/4 inch shaft from jatoba. A brass hook has been added to the top.

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. In addition, he further spin balances each spindle by embedding a counterweight, when needed, in the underside of the whorl.

The weight of this beautiful handspinning tool is 0.8 ounces (25 grams).







Brass Picot Gauge Set© with Spalted Oregon Myrtlewood Burl Case


This unique set of brass picot gauges is a Grizzly Mountain Arts original design! The entire set telescopes inside each other and then slides neatly into the spalted Oregon myrtlewood burl case. The four size increments are: 1/4, 3/16, 1/8 and 1/16. Also included is a 2 inch brass ruler.