Nano 3D-Printed Turkish Spindles
Nano 3D-printed Spindles
These 3D printed spindles made by Jen Kemery of Turtlemade have even more advantages than most.
They are extremely well balanced, and have a lovely long spin. They won't break when dropped, which is great even for experienced spinners - we all drop them sometimes! You can also use them as supported spindles as well as drop spindles.
These spindles weigh approximately 8-10g.
These nano spindles are unbelievably small, and will fit easily into a pocket. They are feather light and have a super fast spin, making them ideal for cobweb and very fine lace yarns.
The measurements are: 3.5" shaft, 2.5" arms
The spindle arms are made from PLA, which is a durable, biodegradable thermoplastic. Don't worry! It only starts to biodegrade when exposed to extreme heat. Jen recommends that you don't leave it in the car on a hot day. The shafts are made from moulded ABS plastic, which is known for its impact resistant properties. Handy for a drop spindle!
Check out my video tutorial on starting to spin with a drop spindle.