Overall Length: 10.8cms. (4 and 1/4ins.)
Diameter: 1.2cms. (1/2in.)
Length of Neck: 4.8cms. (1 and 7/8ins.)
Diameter of Neck: 0.5cms. (3/16ins.)
These Spotted Gum bobbins are beautifully hand turned and finished, they are silky smooth and absolutely guaranteed to not mar your material/thread in any way. The finish is my normal finish, that is sanded down to 600 grit, then soaked in Tung oil, which is a natural drying oil and buffed through various grades of compound to 6000 grit and a final buff with carnauba wax to give a high sheen and durability.
If you like any of the timber any of my bobbins are turned from but you would like them made to suit you, for example, just a little longer/shorter, or a little slimmer or a different shape on the head or a little longer/shorter on the neck or all of the above please let me know and we can work something out to suit you.
Spotted Gum is quite a large tree growing from 35mtrs. (115ft.) to 50mtrs (160ft) with the exceptional one hitting the 70mtr. (230ft.) mark. The heartwood is light brown to dark brown, and sapwood is pale and up to 8 cm (3ins.)wide. The texture is moderately coarse, with an interlocked grain, and the frequent presence of wavy grain produces an attractive ' fiddleback' grain. The wood is slightly greasy and gum veins are common.