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Chadwick Holmes
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Hey all,

I made this drop spindle today, and had the idea that I'd come up with some fun way to let a permie win it, and I can't figure anything out.......ill think on it some more.....

Spinners tell me what you think, it weighs 60 grams is 11 inches long and 2 7/8 inch worl

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Chadwick, that's a beautiful spindle.
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I'm ignorant about a lot of stuff so I did a YouTube search and found this gal demonstrating the tool.
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Also I found a similar item on Amazon to give people a value comparison. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0046ICKN2/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1452739338&sr=8-2&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=drop+spindle+bottom+whorl&dpPl=1&dpID=31ipJPl7ooL&ref=plSrch
 
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That looks gorgeous. I really like that shape of hook for drop spinning. Also, the way you made the shaft narrow where the yarn winds, then widen near the bottom is really neat.

Have you taken it for a test spin yet?
 
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No, not this one, but I made a bunch for the lady we got the goats from, those worked well. She had a fiber shop and her wood turning freind was ill so I was able to help her out with some inventory.

I make the hooks at the top, mostly because you can adjust the angled hook to be in line with the axis of the spindle, and the thread/yarn won't slip sideways, it makes a big difference to the user that coffee cup hooks can't give.

A lot of them are a dowel glued in, I find that turning the whole thing as one with the two already joined makes a much more balanced spindle.
 
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Ok, so I got out a pinch of mohair and tried it, notice I am no expert but.....you get the idea!

What does everyone think of a nominate who you think should get it system??

 
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Very nice. Looks like it has good balance. It will make great yarn.

Is that a cat I heard, commentating in the background?
 
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Yes, she yells at the bird feeder from inside the window! We call it kitty TV!

She came out of the woods and adopted us, spayed and well mannered, I think she was a drop off, but a great cat, and I'm not a cat person so that is saying something.....
 
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beautiful spindle! the weight seems within common spindle range, a little over 2oz.

perhaps take a look over at my thread where I am putting up videos of fiber working and spinning. I have some videos in the works where I will go from raw fleece to yarn to probably knitted item.

http://www.permies.com/t/35169/natural-fibers-materials/yall-spinning-videos

**ETA: I just went to post on my thread and realized you have already commented there.. oops! thank you for looking!
 
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Chadwick Holmes wrote:What does everyone think of a nominate who you think should get it system??





I suggest that the recipient must make a post in a fiber thread to be eligable.
Ahem. I have posted. I think I would be an excellent nominee.
Joy
 
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Joy! Nice, I felt like that was falling on deaf ears!

Ok, let's do 48 hours to nominate, if all are equal I will pul a name from a hat, if one person has more nominations I will choose most popular.

Thursday morning cut off 8:00am eastern time!

I nominate R Ranson
 
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I do hearby withdraw my nomination of self (I'd be delighted if someone re-nominated me) and submit the name of judith browning as my serious nomination.



 
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Sorry, the weather was good so I was outside all day.

I nominate Joylynn Hardesty
 
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Unfortunately it's already written down, and I wore out my eraser years ago, well just have to keep both!
 
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See, now we don't have to erase! R and I were posting at the same time!
 
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ops. So much for my ability to read. Off to get some food and caffeine in me, then I'll try again.
 
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Ok, Judith joy and R........ill have my son pick the name out!

So, just three.....hmmmm, if the two that don't win can pay shipping I'll make one for you too.....ill pay shipping for the one that's made.
 
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I can't think of anyone to nominate who hasn't been already, that has posted stuff in this section that I really really liked. (other than myself, but that's rude).

 
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Kadence, I was slow to this thread, otherwise I would have nominated you...I think we are late now as the deadline is past.

Beautiful drop spindle, Chadwick I would be glad to buy one plus shipping if you want to trade my spot in the draw with Kadence.
Next time, if there is a next time, maybe nominations could be private to you in a PM and maybe allow a week?

I really like the idea.... you might have started something
 
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I just drew and then got on here, joy got it!

I can make these if anyone wants one, just pm me.....I'm not too into the charging a million for anything so.....

I got super busy with a busted boiler in my main lodge, sorry I took so long.....the life of a camp ranger ya know!
 
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Yay! Sent PM
We are all so excited here!
 
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congratulations, Joylynn

Chadwick...I'm sending a PM to see about ordering one for myself....I have two Jacob's sheep that we'll sheer before butchering, so would love to try one out on their wool.
 
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It has arrived.It is even prettier in person.
 
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