Category Archives: Spinning Tools

Yarn Bowls

Last but not least today is our Yarn Bowls. They come in three different sizes, small, medium and large. Yarn bowls are made from a variety of woods including, but not limited to, Big Leaf Maple, Cherry, Oak or Black … Continue reading

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Ring Distaves and Nostepinnes

Tools no spinner should be without. Ring Distaves and Nostepinnes. Both tools are typically turned from local Big Leaf Maple because it is durable but also a little lighter than other hardwoods. Sometimes I use black walnut, ash, oak or … Continue reading

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Drop Spindles and Cups

Now, moving on to the Supported Spindles. Like the drop spindles, the whorls are all balanced prior to assembly and the finish is a friction polish. The “nub” or point that supports the spindle is typically the end grain of … Continue reading

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Spinning Tools

We have listed below descriptions and photos of all the tools that Ed is currently making. There will be more to come. For example, the niddy noddy and dizzes are on the way. If you see something you like give … Continue reading

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Drop Spindles

As promised the new spinning tools! Lets start with the Drop Spindles. Wood is not a homogenous material, so by nature it has varying densities throughout. The handmade hooks are fashioned from stainless steel with the ends deburred after cutting … Continue reading

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Tools for Fiber Artists

Recently I was asked by a fiber artist to make drop spindles. I had never heard of them before, so a little research was in order. My first impression – from photos – was that it was no more than … Continue reading

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