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Phil Powell — niddy-noddy!!!

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Recently, I asked Phil if he’d be willing to take on a custom order — a niddy-noddy.

I have an old one from when I first started spinning — still can’t believe the lack-of quality.

I also own one made of PVC — exactly how seller described (esp. ideal for holding cotton over steaming water — best way to “set” the twist). I have no complaints…works fine…however…

I love handmade items. I love tools made of wood — functional art.

Excited Phil said “yes,” of course I gave “maker’s choice” — any wood, any style, any design…a Phil Powell niddy-noddy would not disappoint! And, from the photos below, it’s quite obvious:

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Phil Powell; niddy-noddy; Cocobolo

THANK YOU PHIL!!! :)

Beautiful. Functional. Ergonomical.

A genius design — arms slightly tapered, inserting the small ends into the holes until they stop…perfectly centered!!!

As with everything that comes out of Phil’s shop, he chooses gorgeous woods and turns them…highlighting the intricate beauty of each individual wood.

And it was no different with this Cocobolo Niddy-Noddy — the light center, comfortable to hold; the dark arms, turned to perfection, stopping at the center. Incredible.

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