Vintage Timepiece (Steampunk) Drop Spindle No.155 - Hardwood/Brass Shaft - Free Shipping (US Only)
Vintage Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.155
Eco-Lyptus Hard-Wood and Brass Shaft:
Vintage (Circa 1950) Swiss Made Pocket Watch Dial with Double Rainbow Art Transfer, Vintage and Antique Watch Parts, Rainbow Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones, 2.5" x 1/8" Acrylic Disc and Stainless Steel Screws and Nuts Whorl, Eco-Lyptus Wood Shaft with Solid Polished Brass Sheathing (top and bottom), Stainless Steel Bead on Shaft, Siam AB Crystal bottom tip, and dark Bronze Plated 1/2" Steel Hook
Weight: 2.0 ounce (59 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 STEAMPUNK Drop Spindle design stems from the use of a vintage (Circa 1950) Swiss made pocket watch dial which is adorned with a double rainbow commercial art acetate transfer, vintage and antique watch drive and winding wheels/gears, and Siam and rainbow color Swarovski crystal rhinestones. All components and the surface of the dial is coated in two thick layers of a durable and long lasting epoxy resin clear coat finish.
The WHORL is made from a 2.5" acrylic disc and 1.75" brass clock gear mounted to the bottom side of the disc - along with 5 nickel plated and stainless steel screws and nuts mounted (through holes in the acrylic) to the perimeter with Siam AB Swarovski crystals in the nuts on the bottom side. There are two acrylic discs are milled and attached to the bottom side of the gear and around the shaft for lateral stability of the whorl. All parts are mounted with industrial strength 2-part epoxy glue.
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 and a stainless steel bead mounted to it over the dial (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 Siam AB color crystal placed inside and coated with epoxy resin.
This is an awesome heavy-weight 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.