Tibetan Style Support Spindle No.656 - Turquoise and Silver in 9 Shaft Colors - FREE SHIPPING


Tibetan Style Support Spindle No.656 - Heavier Weight - Larger Diameter Shaft with Two Turquoise (Howlite) Discs, US Eisenhower Dollar Coin Whorl, Silver Plated Bead Cap and Findings

2) With Hook (as shown) or NO-HOOK (option) - see drop down menu

- WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: 1.9oz. (56g) / 1.5” (38mm) dia. Whorl - LARGER DIAMETER SHAFT = .134” (3.4mm) x 8.7” (22.1cm)

This heavier weight Tibetan Style Support Spindle is made with a 1.5” diameter US Silver Dollar Coin Whorl (disc) that is edge ground and polished and is adorned on top and bottom with matching 1.2" (30mm) turquoise (Howlite) discs, silver plated bead caps, and silver plated findings. The turquoise discs are mounted with a full layer of epoxy spanning the seam between the discs and alloy center whorl to prevent chipping and cracks. The larger diameter shaft is hand-made from spring steel with a heat forged hook that is coated with a 2-coat hi-temperature powder-coat paint. All parts are mounted with industrial 2-part epoxy. This is a heavier weight Tahkli style spindle and it spins fast and long – making it great for a wide range of fibers.

All John Galen spindles are designed and hand-crafted by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) in Tucson, AZ. Made in USA from US and Global Materials

FREE SHIPPING Applies to All US States and Select US Territories Only: In-stock orders typically ship in 1 business day. Out-of-stock/custom orders typically ship within 10 business days. Ships via USPS-FIRST CLASS MAIL. Please allow 2 to 5 days for transit time (ships from Tucson, AZ).

INTERNATIONAL & UPGRADED SHIPPING AVAILABLE: Customer pays 100% of shipping charges for these options.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

2-5 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 5 business days
  • Europe : 8 - 12 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 8 - 12 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes. I gladly accept custom orders, although they are limited when it comes to altering dimensions. TAHKLI/SUPPORT SPINDLES: customers can choose (in most cases) from the shaft colors, beads, and whorl color/wood species of items already listed.

Wholesale availability

Yes. I do offer wholesale sales to qualifying re-sellers. Contact me and we can discuss terms

Orders by Mail/Checks Accepted

I gladly accept orders by mail and do accept checks. When ordering, please phone or email John Galen to check availability and to reserve the item(s) you wish to order. When I receive the order/check in the mail, I will send out the package within 24 hours.
CONTACT: John Galen at 520-490-4962
EMAIL: johng@johngalen.com

Reviews (7)


Absolutely marvelous spindle. Best I've ever used.

Wonderful spindle. Spins forever! Item arrived without hook ( I ordered hook) but John was a peach to work with and quickly replaced the hookless spindle…

Excllent Quality and great valued for the price.

Always a pleasure to get an item from this shop!!

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