|Project by Michelle C||posted 04-18-2011 06:39 AM||1604 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Black Locust wood,
Russian Supported Spindle
This one was a tad bit of a trouble maker. Where the tip was originally going to be i discovered some hidden bark. and after threatening to ruin the whole thing, I removed it completely from the lathe, and sawed off the trouble maker.
reset it, still had some issues with the tip of the head, but tamed it.
The rest was cake.
Like my other two russian supported spindle, it is used to spin fibers into a yarn, but in a bowl in your lap in supported fashion.
This one is bespoken, and will be traveling to the other side of the country to be loved by its new owner.
I was hoping to test this one out and spin it up with some of my shetland. As the test flick spins it is very well balanced.