|Project by Michelle C||posted 04-11-2011 03:38 AM||2104 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Here is my first project A Russian Supported Spindle made of figured maple, it was great fun, and very challenging. My favorite type of skillset.
A russian spindle Desc. for those who don’t know. Taken from the Spindle of the world project...
American-Russian spindle designs are derivative of the Orenburg Russian Lace spindle. While Orenburg Russian Lace spindles are designed to spin primarily goat downs and fine fibers, American-Russian spindles are often made of denser woods (weighing more) in order to be suitable for spinning hairier wools.
They consist of a spinning tip, shaft, neck, and supporting point.
Wil suggests that my second project be a tad easier, like a bowl.