027 - SpindleI found this an odd choice for a stand-alone toy. This spindle certainly isn't sturdy enough to actually spin thread around. And really -- what else can you do with it? (Actually, a 21st Century kid might pretend it's an X-wing fighter and fly it into a beach ball Death Star -- just saying.)
The spindle was fairly simple to build. The collar underneath the connected steel braces isn't shown. One could assume that it's just a fiber collar, but I chose to use one of the wooden discs. This provided a little more stability to the toy.
There are only two wooden discs in the set, so I couldn't use them for the outer arms. But having the center sit flat helped tremendously.