Lookee what I received today! A beautiful new square whorl spindle from Spindlewood Co. What have I done to deserve such wonderful friends! This one is maple burl whorl with an oak shaft and it spins like buttah! just like all of their spindles do. Plus, the square sides mean that when you set the spindle down on the table, it won't roll off and damage itself. Steve and Connie are just about the best people in the world and I can't say enough how much I love their spindles. They are all beautiful, and they all spin forever. Every spindle arrives perfectly balanced and the workmanship is always exquisite - look at the satiny finish on this one. I'm not sure if they're doing square whorl production yet, but their round whorl spindles are just as fabulous.
In case you're wondering, the square shape of the whorl does not affect the balance at all, it spins as wonderfully as a circular whorl.
I love getting surprises, and this one is the best surprise I've had in a long time!