Sunday, August 09, 2015

Mini Brazilian Ebony and Jatoba Tibetan Support Spindle

The 1 3/8 inch whorl of this Tibetan style support spindle was crafted from Brazilian ebony. The 9 1/2 inch shaft and tip have been crafted from jatoba. The weight of this beautiful spindle is 1.1 oz. (30 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. In addition, he further spin balances each spindle by embedding a counterweight, when needed, in the whorl.