08 June, 2010

Taping up my Spindle

I bought a used top whorl drop spindle that wasn't anything special yet had a pleasing length and weight. I believe the shaft is a softwood dowel.

Unfortunately while spinning, I dropped the spindle and fractured the wood around the hook.

The spindle is now sporting blue painter's tape around the top of the shaft to hold the wood together and the hook in place. Looks about as glamourous as thick plastic eyeglasses taped at the corners, but the fix holds most of the time.

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