Tahkli Support Spindle No.649 - Filigree and Crystals - Choice of 10 Shaft Colors - FREE SHIPPING


Tahkli Support Spindle No.649 - Jewelry Style - Silver Filigree Caps, Crystals, and Alloy Coin Whorl with Shaft Color Matching Color Epoxy Coat on Surface of Whorl

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

- WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: 1.3 oz. (37g.), 1.26” dia. (32mm), 8.1" length (20.8cm)

- This Tahkli (Style) Support Spindle is made with a 1.26” diameter polished 1980's Mexico 20-Peso coin as a whorl and is adorned on top and bottom with matching silver-plated filigree pendants, gold plated multi-crystal bead spacers, and a variety of silver and gold plated findings - all surrounding the hand-made spring steel shaft with a heat forged hook that is coated with a 2-coat hi-temperature powder-coat paint. The coin is coated with a 2-part epoxy that is tinted to the shaft color prior to assembly - giving it a deep glow that is bounced off the polished surface below. All parts are mounted with industrial 2-part epoxy and the edge of the coin whorl and filigree pendants are polished to a bright shine after all is assembled and cured. This is a medium weight Tahkli style spindle and it spins fast and long – making it great for not only cotton, but other short staple 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

Gorgeous work! I am a new spinner, so I have to actually learn to use a supported spindle, but I can tell that I love it already!

Smaller than I was expecting but absolutely gorgeous and spins like a dream.

Thank you for the fast shipping!! It’s perfect❤️

John was nice enough to customize my spindle with all silver findings, and it turned out beautifully. Such gorgeous work!

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