Categories
  N. American International
Phone 800-441-9665 +1 502.352.9800
MON - FRI 10 - 6 EST 15.00 - 23.00 GMT
SAT 10 - 3 EST 15.00 - 20.00 GMT
Email Us! Info@Woolery.com

Woodland Woodworking Spindles

Woodland Woodworking Spindles

Each one of these handcrafted spindles from Carl Smith in Michigan is a work of art.  Carl's unique designs and use of exotic hardwoods makes for a spindle that is both fun to use and to admire. 

Teacup Spindles

The Teacup was designed to have the ideal combination of spin time and speed.  Named for the whorl's appearance of a tea cup nested in its saucer, the Teacup is a lightweight hybrid support spindle designed for those who find most Tibetan style spindles too heavy or difficult to flick, but prefer a longer spin time than found in a typical Russian style spindle.  The slender shaft and rim-weighted whorl produce an agile spindle with an effortless yet sustained spin appropriate for a wide variety of spinning styles and fibers.  These spindles are generally between 0.5 and 1.25 oz (15 to 38 grams) and spin times are typically between 20 and 45 seconds.  Whorls are around 1 1/2" in diameter and are available with designs painted onto or burned into them, and are also available in "specialty" woods such as burls without an embellished design. Teacups with whorls made from denser woods have more hollowed out whorls to keep the weight down and will typically have longer spin times than Teacups with whorls made from less dense woods due to increased rim weighting.

Bead Spindles

Bead spindles spin similarly to the Teacups, but with a little shorter spin time (typically between 15 and 30 seconds).  Burls are often used for the whorl, as the spherical shape is ideal for displaying the spectacular figure in these woods.  These spindles are generally between 0.75 and 1.5 oz (20 to 40 grams).

Russian Spindles

These spindles spin very fast and can produce a lot of twist in a short period of time, but the spin time is not nearly as long - generally between 5 and 20 seconds depending on the diameter and weight.  These spindles are typically between 0.4 and 1.5 oz (10 to 40 grams) depending on the wood(s) used. 

3 Item(s)

3 Item(s)