It was turned on a miniature homemade lathe from a beautiful piece of really hard Wild Olive. The cotton thread on the drum was in reality spun on the wheel from cotton wool. I didn’t keep a record of the time taken but it was a long tedious journey which allowed time for a melancholy reflection on life.

A 12cm high scale model of a full sized spinning wheel. This was made some time ago while still an aspiring young man (1970) a period of great hopelessness. It was made for a special lady, alas a missed opportunity of actually presenting it to her.