Last week I had the chance to test drive a drop spindle for my LYS. I don’t do a lot of spinning with a drop spindle but I do seem to get along with them fairly well so I brought it home and played with it a bit. I have to say it sure spins like a dream for someone so inexperienced. I wasn’t crazy about the quality of the parts other than the whorl which is a lovely cherry but then again I really don’t know a good deal about spindles. I could see myself doing a fair bit more spindling with one of these guys in my possesion.