|Project by Lisa Chan||posted 10-19-2009 11:09 PM||2737 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I’m getting closer.
The traditional Russian spindle has a pointier whorl (the bottom bit) shaped like an arrow. And the whole spindle should probably be even more slender. Also, the traditional Russian woods are lighter… like birch.
This particular spindle spins like a dream… fast, true, and for a long time. I think this is the most beautiful and well balanced spindle I have made to date.
Wood is Mexican Bocote. Length is about 10 inches. Weight is 1.75 oz. Finish is light mineral oil.
Target weight for next spindle is 1.25-1 oz and the wood will be Birch.
I am very happy with this project and will continue to experiment with Russian spindles.
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