I have always assumed that supported spindles are roughly equivalent to drop spindles. Two tools with a slightly different geometry that get the job done. I was more intuitively comfortable with drop spindles (I have no idea why), so I started there, and there I have stayed.

But today, this popped up in my feed reader, and I think I may need to reconsider. My shoulder has prevented me from drop spindling in any quantity for many, many months now. Spinning supported looks like it might be the answer.

And even if it’s not, it sure looks fun.