|Project by Lisa Chan||posted 02-11-2010 09:14 PM||3622 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
I’ve designed some heavier spindles for tackling robust fibers like Icelandic wool. The heavier fleeces are difficult to spin on smaller supported spindles, but some people would still like the convenience of lap or seated spindling.
This Redheart spindle weighs 3.4 oz, and will stay bottom down when drafting long staple fibers. It is approximately 11 1/2 inches long and was created from a 2×12 blank.
I would like to learn more about Redheart that Rockler commonly provides. Redheart is somewhat difficult to research and I would love to learn more, if anyone has any more specific information.
Redheart turns beautifully, and feels satiny when sanded to 400grit. The wood grain is tight.
This spindle is polished by hand with a micromesh system and then finished with an orange oil and beeswax conditioner/feeder.
(Sold as commission.)
-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories, http://www.grippingyarn.com