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.
2-5 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.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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.
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.
Yes. I do offer wholesale sales to qualifying re-sellers. Contact me and we can discuss terms
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
Mar 29, 2023
Absolutely gorgeous and packaging was a pleasant surprise 😮- will definitely buy from again!
Mar 26, 2023
A very nice piece that spins for quite a long time.