Yes, I am in talks with an engineer who has great contacts with machinists and other metal worker types. We are currently working on the first prototypes of a line of spindles inspired by motorcycle parts. I won’t post images because the only ones I have are CAD drawings, but here’s the info I know.
Yep, that’s a lot of work, The first prototypes will feature a wooden shaft and standard hook.
But wait, there’s more!
I’ve also gotten initial drawings and weight estimates on aluminum shafts with integrated “hook” system. There’s still a lot of work to go for this, so it’s not going to be ready for the first look. However, it will have some neat features:
Anyway, I’m very excited about these new spindles and I hope other folks will be too.