Tibetan Spindle in Eastern Red Cedar, American Elm and Sugar Maple
This design makes for fast and long spin times. This made to order spindle is very versatile, especially for short to medium staple length fibers. This is a made to order item. As such it will ship within 1 – 2 weeks.
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**This is a made to order item.**
This Tibetan style support spindle is loosely based on an ancient Greek spindle. The low center of gravity and the slender whorl give this beauty a very fast spin like a Russian but with a longer spin time.
The elegant whorl is turned from Eastern red cedar and American Elm (enhanced with wood dyes). The shaft is from sugar maple that is dyed to match the whorl. This gorgeous spindle has a very fast, long spin. The spinning tip is a stainless steel ball bearing.
**The following specs are approximations.**
Weight .95 oz. / 26 g
Length 10 5/8″ / 27 cm
This Tibetan spindle, like all of my offerings, is French polished, then waxed to shine with a protective layer of beeswax.
All of my spindles are tested by me, my wife, or one of my daughters before shipment. Sometimes it is necessary for me to pin weight the whorl with a small copper pin in order to make it perfectly balanced.