Checker Board Gear Spindle


Shipping to United States: $4.65

Medium Weight Checker Board Gear Spindle
top whorl drop spindle weighs 1 oz-1.1 oz (29-34g)
It features a hand-turned 3 1/2" diameter whorl made from Baltic birch ply, with a 10" long birch shaft and a cup hook with a bronze finish.
Stained Gun stock and sealed.

I hand turn these with the mass to the rim for better balance and longer spin.
well balanced and tested

This unique shape is not just stylish but does what a good drop spindle does...spin.
The center cutouts not only makes it lighter it puts the majority of the mass to the rim and that's a good thing. Who doesn't want 20 notches?

Shipping from United States

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Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

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    So cool looking and I love all the different places I can put the yarn because of the gear shape.

    It is so beautiful and I know it will be loved by its new owner when she gets it

    Absolutely love this spindle and it is perfect for the spin and chain plying at the same time technique since it has notches that can hold the chain loop while drafting out and spinning my roving. Love this technique and this is the perfect spindle to do it with. Not to mention it is absolutely beautiful craftsmanship and well balanced. Thank you for this ingenious design. Now my favorite spindle.

    I waited on going to a fibre festival and spinning class before ordering this to see if anyone else had one to try, the teacher did and just as expected she recommended it especially for plying due to the multiple notches on the gear design whorl. That’s just what I was thinking and hoping it would be good for so I rushed home and ordered one the next day lol. I was checking the shipping progress everyday I was so excited. I was surprised at how light it was, I only had a student style drop spindle before that was much heavier, this spindle was such an improvement in that and so many ways. Plus it’s just mesmerizing to watch. I love it and recommend to anyone thinking of buying for plying and spinning!

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