drop-spindle (dropspindle) or outboard spindle is a very convenient and simple tool for manual spinning of wool. to spin on a drop spindle can be sitting on the couch, on the shore of the lake, the train, anywhere. the feature of this device is that it does not require any support during operation.
Another advantage of the suspended spindle is that the thickness of your yarn conventionally is limited only by the diameter of the hook - 16 mm. But the hook is not a closed ring, that is, if you want to do particularly exotic art yarn, there will be more.
The tool is made from African wood abachi. Tree fairly dense, pale yellowish, with a pleasant texture. the work is completely manual.