Here's yet another one of my beautiful Turkish Drop Spindles! It's handmade from Rift Sawn White Oak has an 8 1/4" spindle that's hand turned from Walnut and the whorl is 5". Turkish spindles are very fun to spin on and you can even create a center pull ball as you are spinning. I've even heard the bigger ones are the easiest to learn on. These weight roughly 25.6g.
Another wood where the pictures just don't do the wood justice. You can see beautiful rays in the opposite direction of the grain.
Turkish Spindles are very fun to spin fiber on, you create a center pull ball, and if you're a beginner beginner can utilize the park and draft method very easily. Can be used as either a bottom whorl Spindle or top whorl Spindle, although most use as a bottom whorl Spindle and you do not need a specially made shaft.
These Turkish Drop Spindles are perfectly balanced and spin for a very long time.