Lace weight drop spindle

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Project by ThreeJs posted 08-20-2007 04:35 AM 6032 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alot of what I do for practice on the lathe is make drop spindles. This usually consist of a spindle, and a whorl. Now there are some people out there that make just awesome stuff, but mine are most average, and I am still learning. Having only done this for about 6 months, it is pretty neat to look back on the timeline of the stuff I have made, and watch other people use them.

Anyway, enough background. Here is a spindle I made about 3 months ago. It is an oak crochet hook with a walnut whorl. It is a lace weight spindle, because it is so light, that you can only make thread on it. This happens to be one of my favorites, and is one of my “marker” projects, to help me see the progress I have made.

-- David, Charlotte NC

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#1 posted 08-20-2007 04:43 AM

Wow nice work. Very Smooth.. Looks like a Pro

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#2 posted 08-20-2007 01:20 PM

average? average? I think not!!!


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 10-26-2007 03:10 PM

Definitely not average. I have had the pleasure of spinning with your spindles and I would have to say “most definitely not average”...well balanced, nice weight and feel, looong spin time. The two I own spin like a dream. Keep up the good work.

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#4 posted 09-01-2016 08:40 PM

Nice work. Do you know what tool would make this type of shaft?

-- Peace, NaloMeli

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