Had an educational day today.  I went and worked with wood again.  Not something I plan on doing a lot of but it’s educational and adds to the depth of my understanding of the fiber tools I like to use which I feel is important to my creative process.  The phang I was working on last week warped (it was not seasoned wood) but today I began a new piece which was cut from a 100 year old board from and Amish barn or house.  The grain is really neat.  I hope I don’t screw this up.  Hopefully I’ll make a small collection of carved and maybe lathed phangs so I can loan them out to teach folks how easy they are to use!

It sure is a slow process for me:>.

The person working with me on this took a look at the various spindle designs I’ve been researching and played around with some extra wood to try rough cutting the shape then made the join to see if it’d work and it did:>.  I don’t know if he’s going to take it any further or not but it gives me some ideas on what to do with the parts we’ve already cut out now.  :>

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  1. I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much I am enjoying your posts. I am a wool addict too, and you have enlightened me with your explorations of spindle making techniques. Thanks for making me smile!

    • ladyvirag

      I’m happy to share:>. It is an addiction, isn’t it? I’ll be updating later tonight with a Qashqai spindle attempt as well. I def. appreciate the spindle makers!

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