Phang spindle in flame birch

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Phang spindle in flame birch

Shaft length: 11 inches (27.9 cm)
Weight: 0.94 oz (26.6 gm)
Flicking tip diameter (1" from end): 1/8" (3.25 mm); equivalent to US size 3 knitting needle

This spindle was turned on a lathe and then carved, to give the appearance of a hand-carved spindle but the balance of one that has been turned. Pyrographed into the spindle are the ogham for "willow" and a willow branch on the opposite side. Although the spindle has a rustic appearance, the texture has been sanded smooth and finished so that it will not snag fiber.