Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Drop Spindle No.152 - Hardwood/Brass Shaft - Free Shipping (US Only)
Antique Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.152
Eco-Lyptus Hard-Wood and Brass Shaft:
Late 1800's (Circa 1880) Silver Plated and 18kt gold Roman Numeral and Floral Designs (made in England) Pocket Watch Dial, Two 2.44" Brass Clock Gears and Acrylic Discs Whorl, Eco-Lyptus Wood Shaft with Solid Polished Brass Sheathing (top and bottom), Topaz AB Crystal bottom tip, and dark Bronze Plated 1/2" Steel Hook
Weight: 1.8 ounce (53 grams), Whorl: Brass/Acrylic .3” x 2.44” diameter (7.6mm x 62mm), Shaft: Tapered 5/16" - 3/16" (8 - 4.8mm) dia. x 12.25" (31cm) incl./hook
This NEW Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Style Drop Spindle design stems from the use of a gorgeous late 19th century (Circa 1880) Silver plated-over brass pocket watch dial that has a lovely deep patina that has had the raised 18ky gold Roman numerals and floral design exposed with a fine polish. The surface of the dial is coated in two thick layers of a durable and long lasting epoxy resin clear coat finish.
The WHORL and Bottom side design is made from two large/heavy solid brass clock gears and an acrylic disc mounted below the dial - along with two acrylic disc that have been shape milled and mounted below the gears for lateral stability for the whorl.
The SHAFT is made from a tapered 12" length of durable and sustainable Eco-Lyptus wood (Eucalyptus grandis x E. urophylla hybrid) that has been heat treated and coated with two coats of durable finish lacquer. The top of the shaft is milled smaller to fit a solid polished brass sleeve over it (top side of the whorl) - along with a 1/2" heavy duty bronze plated steel hook is glued and screwed into the shaft at top. The bottom of the shaft has a smaller brass sleeve press fit and epoxy glued to the outside of the shaft (to prevent cracking) - along with a Topaz AB Crystal placed inside and coated with epoxy resin.
This is a phenomenally good spinner with great rim weight for a nice and balanced long spin. All components are assembled with an industrial 2-part epoxy glue.
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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.