I have been fiddling with a bigger diameter spindolyn for a while, and kept running into weight issues slowing it down.
I have also been wanting to make a spindolyn out of tulip poplar, one of my favorite woods, but it is too light weight.
Can you see where this is going? duh. Sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees, but then two things happened.
My friend Lisa, a new spinner, sent me this photo of her lovely beginning efforts, and I was stunned at how much she was able to stack on to her spindolyn, and I thought, man! I really need to come up with a bigger spindolyn for plying, and quit just thinking about it.
And so the "Harmonic" Spindolyn was born, and I can't stop spinning on it long enough to do any knitting. I am a happy spinner!
It is made with tulip poplar, and is 3 1/2" in diameter.