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22. July 2009 13:09
by Jobo
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Worth it's Weight in Gold... ing

22. July 2009 13:09 by Jobo | 1 Comments

I've been eyeing up Tom Golding's Spindles and Wheels for a while... every time I check out the site I have to wipe the drool off of my keyboard! (link here if you are brave enough ;))

The wheels especially are exquisite, albeit quite a ways outside my price range.  They have some custom designed ones that are just incredible, with carved animals and vines.  You just have to see them to believe them.  If I were to somehow win a few million dollars, I'd place my order for a dragonfly wheel tomorrow!

Last evening, while working an exceptionally boring overtime shift at the hospital... I happened upon an article about spindles again.  I decided I should finally take the plunge and get myself a spindle that is made of quality materials.  The one I have now is a beginner spindle, made from a wooden toy car wheel and a dowel, is still raw wood without any finish, and is on the heavy side.  This one is the polar opposite :)

This spindle is made of Walnut and has a beautiful bronze celtic knot inlay, and a bronze ring.  She weighs 1.6 ounces (so on the medium to light side) and has a 2 3/4 inch whorl.  The dark wood and fancy inlay make this spindle look so elegant!  I'm sure it will be a dream to spin with.... must choose fiber for test run mwa ha ha!

Now I just have to wait for her to arrive :(  Shipping is supposed to take 7-10 days, but the maker has contacted me to tell me that everything is in order, and the product is on it's way.  Great customer service also by the way!

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