Drop Spindle Display

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Project by sonnyr posted 11-25-2015 12:09 AM 1318 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Any LJ that has a yarn spinner in your household will know what a drop spindle is. I found out what it is when I was asked to build this display rack as a gift for someone that has several drop spindles. I was amazed after a search on LJ that this seems to be the first one listed as a project.
Anyway, here’s the specs: It is 24 inches wide, 14 inches deep and 18 inches high. The rails and pickets were planed to 1/2 inch. The spindle holders to 1/4 inch. The width of the holders are 1/2 inch and 1 inch. The finishing method was taken from LJ “Kelby” in his post (#7) in the thread titled “What is danish oil?”, and is finished to 2000 grit. The wood that was used is cherry. It’s from a Craigslist ad for “Free Cabinet Drawer fronts and doors”. That has proved to be quite a stash of usable wood left over from a cabinet upgrade.
The last picture is of another display, it was being made and sold online but has since been discontinued. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of demand for these larger displays since most spinners just use jars or glasses to display/hold their spindles.
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#1 posted 11-25-2015 09:31 AM

Great work.

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