Friendly, periodic reminder since this has been happening a lot recently: Perhaps it’s a phase of the moon, or alignment of stars, or…? Tthere have been lots of shaft mishaps. These slender pieces of wood need your help to protect them against getting stepped on, sat on (ouch!) or chomped on by animals.
Each original shaft was made specifically for that particular spindle. Ed does his best to make a new one that will work just as well but it’s not like being able to continually test the shaft with that spindle until the ideal length and diameter makes the spindle spin as smoothly as possible.
Funny Story: As Ed was turning a shaft on his lathe it snapped, flying off the lathe so fast that he had no idea where it landed. After looking all over the floor he gave up and started to make a new one. Bending a bit at the lathe he felt something odd in his pants pocket. The shaft had sailed so quickly and smoothly into his pocket that he hadn’t even felt it happen.
A handful of Larks will appear in the Store at 8:30 a.m. followed by Aegeans at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, Feb 20th
Five Larks at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time:
Six Aegeans at 8:45 a.m. Saturday morning
Not sure about the differences between Ed’s various styles of spindles? Learn about them at the Spindle Style Comparison Page.