Michael Sturtevant Woodworking
Let me say, the reason we are featuring him first: He's My DAD! (And I had ready access to his workshop and a camera.) I am so proud and excited about his drop spindles, not only because they are beautiful, but because they SPIN FOREVER (I am personally testing all of them as they are completed.) Now onto a little bit about Mike and his wares:
Mike lives in Cape Cod, MA and does woodworking of all kinds including: jewelery boxes, accent tables (nightstands, coffee tables, etc), small bowls and pens. He even made a Lazy Kate last summer. Mike started turning drop spindles out of exotic hardwoods because his daughter (knowing how beautiful they would be) nagged him until he made one. Then he thought they were cool, so he made some more. No, he doesn't really spin right now, but his daughter is working on it!
Here are some pics of Mike and his studio. (Notice the concentration involved in turning on the lathe.) He hopes you truely enjoy checking out his spindles at sheep and wool later this month, and will be adding pictures of more of the spindles to his flickr group as they are completed for the festival.
And of course, some of the spindles: