Tibetan Style Support Spindle No.664 - Not-so-Basic, Dragon and Phoenix Alloy Whorl and Un-coated Steel Shaft - FREE SHIPPING (US Only)


Not-So-Basic ~ Tibetan Size/Style Support Spindle No.664
- Chinese Dragon and Phoenix Design, Gold Plated Alloy Bead, and Larger Diameter Un-Coated Steel Shaft with Crystal Spacer and Stainless Steel Findings

WEIGHT: 1.4oz. (42g), WHORL: 1.57” (40mm) diameter, SHAFT: Larger .125” (3.2mm) diameter x 8.7” (22.1cm)

- This Tibetan Style Support Spindle is made with a gorgeous antique brass plated Chinese Phoenix and Dragon coin whorl that is edge milled and polished to a smooth surface. It is mounted onto a .125" (3.2mm) diameter raw/uncoated high-carbon/spring steel shaft with a heat forged hook - along with a gold plated multi-crystal bead spacer, a gold plated alloy filigree bead and stainless steel findings at top and bottom sides. This is a very well balanced heavier weight support spindle that uses the larger of the two shafts that I make and the whorl has an abundance of rim weight - so this spindle will be perfect for spinning a wide variety of finer and long staple fibers. All parts are mounted with industrial 2-part epoxy and the shaft is oil coated with a rust inhibitor spray.

CARE: The spindle and all components can be cleaned with mild soap and water. The raw/uncoated shaft may develop a rust patina haze over time and this can be removed with a scotchbrite type polishing pad and re-treated with household lubricant spray.

NO-HOOK OPTION: Choose at drop down when ordering - may remove up to 1/2" of total length on pre-made support spindles

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)


Well balanced spindle with a long spin.

Beautiful and beautifully made. I will enjoy using it.

Great communication. Seller was able to make a custom adjustment for me. Truly beautiful spindles.

Absolutely lovely little spindle! So fast, so stable, so pretty!

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