Oct 22, 2010


So, I went to Woodcraft today to look at a new woodburner. They didn't have what I wanted in stock, but I made the mistake of checking for any new wood that could be used in my spindles. I got a nice piece of brightly colored 3/4" Cocobolo and was headed to the register when I saw this...

This has to be one of the best and most interestingly figured pieces of Cocobolo I've ever seen in my life. It practically takes my breath away. It's a small piece at only 3/8" x 3" x 24". Much too thin to use for my Turkish spindles. Plus, to use it on something that small would totally take away from the overall look of the board.
I have no idea what it will end up being, but I simply couldn't leave it in the store. It came home with me, and it's sitting on my desk so I can admire it and dream of the possibilities...


  1. Gorgeous!

    I saw a Turkish spindle you made on Flickr... it's *gorgeous*! Where do you sell your spindles?

  2. Maybe a stick shuttle for weaving? It's a lovely piece of wood!

  3. If you decide on a spindle of some sort, I WANT it! I was on Ravelry and just about to PM you with request for a Turkish spindle (earlier than I had hoped to do). Noticed you had a blog and thought I'd just take a looksee...this piece of wood takes my breath away...gasp. I'll go ahead and PM you for the Turkish but if there is the possibility for a spindle of almost any kind with this in it, I may have to wait.