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01 September 2007 @ 05:09 pm
A New Toy  
This was delivered a couple of weekends ago, during the Sara Lamb dye class.

Greensleeves Mjolinor spindle, Masur Birch, diameter 4”, Black Walnut shaft 12", 1.3 oz

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It's a really sweet spindle - I can get over 30 secs of quality, high speed spin time with no effort at all. Plenty of room for plying.

-the redhead-

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tedeisensteintedeisenstein on September 2nd, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
Who cares how long the spindle can twirl? That wood looks wonderful!

(Well, okay, admitted, you care how long it spins. Don't hit me too hard.)
-the redhead-theredhead on September 3rd, 2007 06:06 am (UTC)
Good tools can be pretty too.

-the redhead-
tedeisensteintedeisenstein on September 3rd, 2007 06:21 am (UTC)
Good tools should be pretty; that's a function of good design, after all, in both senses. A well-designed tool should function perfectly; and if it functions as planned, stripped to its essence such that nothing can be taken away without impairing that function and nothing should be added else it becomes clumsy, then it becomes pretty. Good design begets perfect function, and perfect functioning begets beauty.

....or something like that. It's 1:30 AM and I need to stop babbling and start sleeping....
(Anonymous) on September 2nd, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
That is Gorgeous!!!!!

-the redhead-theredhead on September 3rd, 2007 06:13 am (UTC)
Thanks. I think it's a really nice wood combo.

-the redhead-
Brown Eyed Girlbrowneyedgirl65 on September 2nd, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
Spindle pr0n! Wow! You know, it's just gorgeous to look at. It's sweet that it's gorgeous to work with on top of that.
-the redhead-theredhead on September 3rd, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
I confess - I buy some tools because they are pretty.

This one doesn't even fall into that category, as it was custom made for me. I saw a similar spindle and ordered this combo with the help of a very knowledgeable friend.

-the redhead-