Beautifully hand turned here in Bath, Maine, the Shotzee cherry drop spindle weighs 1 1/2-1 3/4 ounces. The shaft and whorl are first roughed out and joined, then turned on the lathe as a unit to preserve balance for the longest spin. The shaft is worked into stops which prevent annoying creep of the yarn cone into the spinner's fingers. The stick is worked to have stops which prevent that annoying creep of the yarn cone down into the spinner's fingers. It is a beauty you'll love to use.