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Drop Spindles / Greensleeves
Greensleeves, which most of these spindles are, is a small company nestled in the Wasatch Mt. range which extends to Provo Utah. We are a producer of functional art and not a full fledged industrial facility. All of our spindles and products are handmade individually and to design specifications. We strive to keep an inventory of spindles and accessories available in the online store. Due to high demand this will be an ever changing selection of different spindle styles in a vast array of woods. Discovering turning, and all the possibilities was an outstanding adventure for . Since our first attempts in 2000, we have learned so much about ratios, from shaft diameter to the whorl size. Learning how extremely we can take material from the center of the whorl, or reverse, how much we can keep the weight centered around the shaft? How will that work? Quite a few ideas in design during research and development were discarded. However the ones that we discovered have become workhorse styles that have proven themselves time after time.
Our learning about wood and the myriad combinations continues to this day. We discovered that wood defies common repetition, it is like a snowflake. Wood is made of the same grain and components but never, ever exactly the same.