Vintage Timepiece (Steampunk) Drop Spindle No.153 - Hardwood/Brass Shaft - Free Shipping (US Only)

  • $ 110.00


Vintage Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.153
Eco-Lyptus Hard-Wood and Brass Shaft:

Vintage (1940's) Swiss Made Siro (Oris) "Senior" Pocket Watch Dial with Hummingbird Watercolor Art Transfer, Vintage and Antique Watch Parts, Deep Siam Red Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones, 2.44" Brass Clock Gear and Acrylic Whorl, Eco-Lyptus Wood Shaft with Solid Polished Brass Sheathing (top and bottom), Siam Crystal bottom tip, and dark Bronze Plated 1/2" Steel Hook

Weight: 1.4 ounce (41 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 (1940's) Swiss made Siro (Oris Watch Company) branded "Senior" pocket watch dial which is adorned with a beautiful hummingbird watercolor commercial art (acetate transfer), vintage and antique watch balance wheel, drive and winding wheels/gears and screws and Siam 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 and Bottom side design is made from a large/heavy solid brass clock gear and has a polished nickel winding gear with brass drive gear and Siam crystal mounted to it to achieve perfect balance. Two acrylic discs are milled and attached to the bottom side of the gear and around the shaft for lateral stability of 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 two solid polished brass sleeves and a stainless steel bead and silver plated finding 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 Dark Siam color 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.