Midi™ Spindles $55,
Premium woods start at $70
2 1/2" diameter whorl on a 9" shaft
Weight range: .7-1.4 oz, depending on the wood.
Our Midis™ are the most popular in size, and we make these in the widest range of beautiful and colorful woods. Spinners love Bocote, Zebrawood, Purpleheart, Bloodwood and Birds Eye Maple; others love rarer woods like Pink Ivory, Ebonies and Rosewoods. Some rare woods* are difficult and expensive to obtain, and may be higher in price.
We are experimenting with narrower height whorls to get lighter weights for denser woods (the Midi™ version of "Skinny Minis™"). Visit the searchable Bosworth Spindle Group at Flickr to see many of our Standard and Premium Midi™ woods. Some rare and unusual woods are in limited supply; not all woods available at all times. Colors may vary by monitor; different boards have varying color intensities and grain.
NOTE Our WishList and Special Spindles notice list are now closed.
These Midi™ spindles are finished with standard 9" Birch shafts, ready to test and send.
Some whorls are pin-balanced for superb spin.
Weight guide: 20 g = .7 oz; 28 g = 1 oz, 35 g = 1.25 oz
under 20 g Red Cedar
20-23 g Canarywood, Mahogany, Walnut
24-26 g Ash, Bubinga, Canarywood, Redheart
27-29 g Birds Eye Maple, Bubinga, Mahogany, Maple, Zebrawood
30-33 g Birds Eye Maple, Bocote
34-37 g Bocote
38-40 g Morado
This list updated 9 May 2013.
If you're looking for something in particular please let us know.
Shaft Option: Hand-turned hardwood shaft $18 in Bloodwood, Bocote, Cherry, Cochin Rosewood, Kingwood, Morado, Tulipwood, or Walnut; $25 in Ebony when available. We do our best to finish these as quickly as possible; please allow at least 2 weeks waiting time once we have a whorl ready to finish.
Please place your whorl/shaft wood preference in Special Instructions on Order page.
for questions about our spindles or your orders; I have limited time to spend at Ravelry and your questions are important.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PAYMENT
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|Midi Spindle with 9" Birch shaft
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Premium Midis™: On occasion, we use limited-availability woods as they strike Jonathan's fancy. These include Afezelia, Amboyna, Ambrosia Maple, Buckeye Burl, Boxwood, Cocobolo, Ebonies, Olivewood, Osage Orange, Pink Ivory, Rosewoods, Silver Wattle, Sumac, Thuya, Tulipwood and occasional burl woods in limited supply; not all woods available at all times. Finished Premium Midis™ are $70 each with a standard Birch shaft; $88-95 with a hand-turned shaft. We're happy to suggest a wood to complement or contrast with the whorl of your choice. Most Premium Midis™ are finished on a by-request basis, so we do not often have finished Premium spindles available outside of our annual fiber festivals. Our former WishList is now permanently closed. When available, occasional Premium spindles are announced on the
list and in our Journey Wheel group on Ravelry.
Ordering Premium Midis™: Please
to find out what is available before placing your order.
Take care of your spindles with Wood Beams.
Please see bottom of this page for shipping costs.
Shipping costs will be added on our end. We ship around the world — please ask about delivery to your corner of the fiber universe. US Packages are sent via USPS Priority Mail; shipping for a 1-pound package is $5.55-7.00 with tracking; insurance at your request and cost.
International packages are sent by USPS 1st Class International (Charkhas & Journey Wheels sent by Priority or Express Mail with insurance), $9.15 to Canada for a 12 oz package; $15.40 to Europe, Asia and Australia. A shipping estimate is always included with confirmation of your order.
6.25% Sales Tax for Massachusetts Residents
We accept payment by check or money order (payable to Jonathan Bosworth),
PayPal, MasterCard & VISA (charge card minimum $20, please).
We prefer PayPal for International orders.