Featherweight™ Spindles $50,
Premium woods start at $65*
Narrow height, 2" diameter whorl on a 9" shaft
NOTE: Shaft trimmed to 7 1/2" length on request.
Weight range: 10-18 g/.35-.64 oz, depending on the wood. Just the thing for luxury fibers like silk, silk blends, cotton and fine wools!
Visit the Bosworth Spindle Group at Flickr to see many of our available Standard Featherweights, including Birds Eye Maple, Canarywood, Cherry, Mahogany, Red Cedar, Red Oak, Pau Amarillo, Purpleheart, Walnut and Zebrawood; other woods used when available. Colors may vary by monitor; different boards have varying color intensities and grain.
These Standard Featherweight™ spindles are finished with 9" Birch shafts, ready to test and send. These may be pin-balanced for superb spin.
Weight guide: 10 g = .35 oz; 12 g = .42 oz, 14 g = .5 oz, 17 g = .6 oz
11 g Mahogany, Red Cedar
12 g Red Cedar
13 g none available
14 g none available
15 g Canarywood, Walnut, Zebrawood
16 g Canarywood, Redheart
17 g Canarywood, Zebrawood
18 g+ Bamboo, Birds Eye Maple, Bocote, Lacewood, Purpleheart
This list updated 13 February 2017.
Restriction on Rosewoods (Dalbergia species): Due to CITES restrictions and required licensing on international shipping for Rosewood products, we will no longer ship spindles with any Dalbergia woods out of the US.
Our standard 9" shaft length can be trimmed to 7 1/2" on request and will take off about 1 gram of weight.
Shaft Options: Hand-turned hardwood shaft, $20, in Bloodwood, Bocote, Cherry, Redheart, Rosewood, Kingwood, Morado, Teak Tulipwood, Walnut and other woods as are available. We do our best to finish these as quickly as possible; please allow at least 2 weeks waiting time once we have a whorl ready to finish.
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Please provide wood preference in Special Order Instructions on order page.
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|Featherweight Spindle with 9" Birch shaft
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Premium Featherweights™: On occasion, we use limited-availability woods as they strike Jonathan's fancy. Finished Premium Featherweights™ are $65 each for a standard Birch shaft; $85-90 with a hand-turned shaft. We can suggest a wood to complement or contrast with the whorl of your choice. Some Premium Featherweights™ finish at higher than our 14 g/.5 oz target weight; not all woods available at all times. Most Premium Featherweights™ are finished on a by-request basis, so we do not often have finished Premium spindles available. When available, occasional Premium Featherweights™ are announced on the
list and in our Journey Wheel group on Ravelry.
Ordering Premium Featherweights™: Please
to find out what is available before placing your order.
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Please see bottom of this page for shipping costs.
Shipping costs will be added on our end. We ship around the world — please ask about delivery to your corner of the fiber universe. Domestic USPS Priority Mail shipping with tracking for a 1-pound package is $6.75-9.00; $50 insurance provided by USPS; added coverage at your request and cost.
International packages are sent by USPS 1st Class International (Charkhas & Journey Wheels sent by Priority or Express Mail with insurance), beginning at $10 to Canada for a 8 oz package; $14.25 to Europe, Asia and Australia. A shipping estimate is always included when we confirm your order.
6.25% Sales Tax for Massachusetts Residents
We accept payment by check or money order (payable to Jonathan Bosworth),
PayPal, MasterCard, VISA, Discover & AmEx (charge card minimum $20, please).
We prefer PayPal for International orders.