Maker: 3G Woodworks
Weight: 49 g / 1.72 oz
Length: 9 1/4" Shaft
Style: Top Whorl
Woods: Amboyna Burl Whorl, Walnut Shaft
My sample is BFL/Silk (75/25) in the colourway "Renaissance Fair" from Littlest Lamb Boutique. The skein is 20 yards of n-plyed yarn.
There is a nice deep notched at the 9:00 position and its wonderful because it holds your fibre, no matter what thickness you are spinning.
The hook is very dainty and quite nice. No cup hooks here. It is well centered, balanced and glued in tightly. If you happen to drop this spindle and bend the hook, it would be a breeze to re-align. The depth of the hook is also just right, not too shallow and not too long.
The shaft is very "ho-hum". It's not very shapely and I find it to be a little on the thick side. It's in proportion with the rest of the spindle but it definitely adds to its weight. The end of the shaft has been tapered so if you are looking to transfer you cop to a straw, knitting needle or another shaft for plying, its very easy. The shaft is smooth and the grain in the wood is lovely. It is attached to the whorl professionally with a smooth join and no excess glue.
Length of spin: 38.3 seconds!!! (average of three tests)
Fibre storage ability: Very, very good
Overall Rating: 8.0/10
3G Woodworks aren't as well known as many other spindle makers but don't let that deter you. You may surprise yourself with these spinners. I've kept it in my collection and not only because of its beautiful whorl but it is a great spindle for beginners, its dependable and I can spin thicker yarns on it and maximize yardage at the same time.