Drop Spindle & Nostepinne

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Project by JohnGreco posted 03-24-2010 04:06 PM 2125 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s a Walnut top/bottom drop spindle (used for spinning fiber) and a matching nostepinne (used for making a center pull ball of yarn). I sell some of my weaving tools to a local fiber shop, and the owner asked me if I’d be interested in making some of these for them to carry.

Both are just over 10” long, finished with 3 coats of high gloss tung oil. Thanks for looking :)

-- John

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#1 posted 03-24-2010 05:11 PM

If I am ever in the market for a Drop Spindle & Nostepinne, I will be contacting you because these thingys look nice. I am assuming the thinner “burn lines” for lack of a better word are strictly for decoration. Are the deeper grooves for function? Do they have to be placed on the stock according to a specific measurement… distance or depth?

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 03-24-2010 05:14 PM

looks great, another set of things to add to the “to do” list for my spinning girl friend!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#3 posted 03-24-2010 05:24 PM


ohwoodeye- the grooves that I cut in place are mostly just for aesthetic value, though on the handle they are to help add some gripping power. Also the bead at the end of the long peg looking piece (the ‘nostepinne’) is a functional requirement.

The ‘whorl’ (aka the circle thing with the dowel in it) does have a notch not seen in this shot that runs the same direction as the dowel lined up to the side of the brass hook. That is a functional design piece that lets the fiber hook in place from the brass hook on top of the whorl to the dowel rod beneath the whorl.

-- John

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#4 posted 03-24-2010 09:11 PM

I had to log on this just to see what a nostepnne was. Nice work

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#5 posted 03-26-2010 02:20 AM

Thanks :)

-- John

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