Tahkli Support Spindle No.651-A - (not so) BASIC Tahkli in Silver or Gold - FREE SHIPPING


No.651-A - John Galen (not so) Basic Tahkli Support Spindle with Solid-Bronze Coin Whorl and Silver or Gold Plated Accents and Un-Painted/Raw Steel Shaft

* 1 Spindle in Silver or Gold Plated Accents for $32.90, or
* 2 Spindle Set in Silver, Gold, or one of each color (Choose "2 Spindle Set S&G") for $53.90- discounted 20% to $26.95 ea.
Prices Include FREE SHIPPING

- WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: 0.8 oz. (24g.), 1.05” dia. (26.6mm), and 7.75" length (19.7cm)

This is my (John Galen's) version of a traditional/basic Tahkli Support Spindle Tahkli. The whorl is made from a 1.05” diameter solid Aluminum-Bronze Coin and is adorned with two silver or gold plated alloy pendants and color matched bead caps each. The shaft is hand-made from a RAW/UN-COATED high-carbon spring steel with a heat forged hook . All parts are mounted with industrial 2-part epoxy and all edges/joints have been meticulously epoxy glued to assure your fiber will not get caught in the jewelry pieces.. This is a light to medium weight Tahkli style spindle and it is the best balanced, fast, and long spinning spindle that I make. These are wonderful spindles for spinning not only cotton, but other short staple fibers as well.

- NO-HOOK OPTION: Choose at drop down when ordering - delivered same length

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

This is my 2nd Tahkli & I'm just astounded at how beautiful it is & how well it spins. The other I have is a bit smaller & from India so not nearly made as beautifully as this one from John's studio. The feel & weight of John's Tahkli is perfect & looks amazing when used with one of the two brass bowls I bought from him. They are works of art in addition to being useful spinning tools.

These are absolutely gorgeous, like all my Galen spindles! They are already in use with cotton. Great transaction as always! Super fast ship! Thank you!

Was astounded how long that little fellow just spins and at which speed! Also really nice craftsmanship!

Beautiful and fast! The tip might chew through any bowl or dish you spin with so make sure it’s tough, but this wonderful tool is worth getting a stronger surface for. Spins cotton easily

Meine erste Spindel - und ich bin total begeistert! Ich habe sofort zu spinnen begonnen und wunderschöne Wolle gezaubert. John ist ein hervorragender Künstler und macht wunderschöne, zauberhafte Schmuckstücke. Seine Spindel freuen die Augen, drehen sich sehr gut und sind auch für Anfänger wie mich sehr gut geeignet. Die Lieferung, obwohl auf andere Kontinent, erfolgte sehr schnell. Alles war sehr liebevoll verpackt mit vielen zusätzlichen Extras. John, danke sehr dafür! Gerne wieder... Alicja

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