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Babe's Top or Bottom Whorl Hand Spindle

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Babe's Top or Bottom Whorl Handspindle

Can one spindle do it all?
From Left to Right, above:  As a bottom whorl, as a top whorl, as a top whorl with only one disc, as a balkan-style, as a mid-whorl.

This inexpensive and durable hand spindle will make it easy to teach spinning in workshops and schools.

This hand spindle comes with two, four-inch, red whorls and a 12" long, 3/8" thick birch shaft with a hook at one end.

Total weight is 2.2 ounces.  Use one whorl alone for spinning singles, then add the second for plying.  Or use both together for thicker yarns.

This spindle is very versatile and can be used as a top, bottom, mid whorl or Balkan-style hand spindle.  An inexpensive way to suit all your handspinning needs!

#349005  $8.50

Special Note for Babe's Hand Spindles:

Babe's uses 3/8" wood dowels for the hand spindles and because wood is affected by moisture you might have a problem putting the flanges on where you want them.

The ideal is for them to push on and stay were you want them.

Next, if flanges do not stay on, wrap one or two wraps of scotch tape where you want to put the flanges, to hold them in place.

Lastly, if the flanges are very tight, you can either sand the dowels down or wrap some fine sand paper around a pencil and open up the 3/8" hole carefully, so the flanges will stay on the dowel.

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