5th c.o. skirted russian support spindle.

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Project by thebarof posted 04-18-2011 06:39 AM 2431 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Black Locust wood,

Russian Supported Spindle

This one was a tad bit of a trouble maker. Where the tip was originally going to be i discovered some hidden bark. and after threatening to ruin the whole thing, I removed it completely from the lathe, and sawed off the trouble maker.

reset it, still had some issues with the tip of the head, but tamed it.

The rest was cake.

Like my other two russian supported spindle, it is used to spin fibers into a yarn, but in a bowl in your lap in supported fashion.

This one is bespoken, and will be traveling to the other side of the country to be loved by its new owner.
I was hoping to test this one out and spin it up with some of my shetland. As the test flick spins it is very well balanced.


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#1 posted 04-18-2011 01:40 PM

This is interesting. What is it for?

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#2 posted 04-18-2011 01:50 PM

I agree with rivergirl? what is it? again it’s well turned & finished, but in your description, it would be nice to know what type of tool??? this is. I suspect a fiber arts connection, but heck I could be wrong!

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#3 posted 04-18-2011 05:51 PM

It is to spin fibers into yarn.


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#4 posted 05-19-2011 04:16 PM

Lovely. I’m a spinner, and have been wondering about starting to make some of my own specialty spindles like this. Thank you for sharing!

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