The SPINDLE SPINNER is a solid and very substantial tool ( 820 grams ) which makes it expensive to produce. It is designed and manufactured entirely in the EEC. All the raw materials and all suppliers abide to EEC employment, manufacturing and waste management regulations.
It is made in Haarlem in The Netherlands. CNC-Machining is done in Prague then assembled, packed and shipped from Haarlem. Some materials, seals and other small bits and bobs either come from Germany, France, or The Netherlands.
The Ø 36mm handles are milled from solid Ø 36mm rods of aluminium so there is very little waste. The handle holes have a little chamfer and an unthreaded section to make them easy to align and bolt on. The small ridge at the top of the handles gives a good grip when holding the record from the top.
The logo is engraved on a 5 axis CNC machine. It is a lot more expensive to do than laser etching but laser etching doesn't look as nice. It has a hard edge to it and looks, dare I say, "Digital". The engraved logo looks deep and solid.
The transparent discs are CNC-cut from solid sheets of 12mm Acrylic. These are very strong, acrylic that thick will never crack or break. A square groove is machined for "D" shaped seals that fit solidly and tightly. The edges of the discs are hand-polished. A bevel makes it easy to wipe water build-up near the seals. The EPDM D-Ring seals are from the food-industry, they are aseptic, won't deteriorate and are easy to clean.
All parts are available as spares in case you damage or lose one.
The tool ships in a standard recycled cardboard box to reduce waste, shipping costs and carbon footprint. Parts are held together in a closed-cell foam insert designed to fit into into a MINI-Systainer Size 1 (Not included).
The MINI-Systainer size 1 is made by a company called Tanos and sold under all kinds of different brands and colours (Festool, Mafell, Lamello...). Widely available online and in many hardware stores. Much better than anything we could design or make ourselves.
You might also be able to get a MINI-Systainer when buying tools or accessories like this orange First Aid Kit below: