RESERVED for Karen: Antique Timepiece Support Spindle No.121 - Free Insured Shipping (US Only)
RESERVED FOR Karen: Antique Timepiece Support Spindle No.121
WEIGHT: 1.6oz. (46g), WHORL: .43” (11mm) x 1.55” (39mm) dia. SHAFT: .104” (2.7mm) dia. (smaller diameter) Steel Shaft x 7.8” (19.8cm)
Made from a total of 117 individual parts, the centerpiece of this custom timepiece spindle is a Circa 1920 Swiss Made "Ladies Watch" white porcelain enamel dial with gold and silver-leaf floral design. The dial is set in a 1920's Men's Fancy Wristwatch Bezel and Siam colored Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones are added - then a thick layer of epoxy resin is poured into the center to mimic a watch-crystal and to protect it for another lifetime, which is then mounted to the spindle whorl. The whorl is made from 4 separate acrylic disce, two alloy (flat) rings, and a large brass clock gear that is laminated together then milled and center hole drilled. A tarnished silver plated pendant sits on the bottom side - covering 24 Swarovski and Preciosa crystals (in Crystal Volcano, Siam, and Fuchsia AB colors) on the inside and an additional 24 crystal nightfall Preciosa crystals around it. There are an additional 36 (Peacock Green, Crystal Volcano, and Light Colorado Topaz crystals set on the top side and around the perimeter of the acrylic portion of the whorl. This is all mounted to a Metallic Emerald Green Steel Shaft with two multi crystal bead spacers and gold and silver plated findings - top and bottom sides. This is a medium weight Tahkli Support Spindle that has an amazing fast and long spin that will be a wonderful spinner for a wide variety of short to long staple fibers.
The shaft is made from spring steel with a heat forged hook and is colored with a 2-coat hi-temperature powder-coat paint. Dial is coated with 1 extra thick layer of epoxy resin and all parts are mounted with industrial 2-part epoxy adhesive.
NO-HOOK OPTION: Leave me a Note in the "Special Instructions for Seller" Box at Check-out :-) - Pre-made spindle; Removes 1/2" of shaft length
FREE (Insured) SHIPPING - US ONLY: Applies to All US States and Select US Territories and ships via USPS 1st Class Mail and includes insurance and tracking. Upgraded and expedited shipping options available at check-out. READY TIME - same day if ordered before 3 p.m. Pacific Time
CANADA / INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Will be calculated and displayed in cart.
Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.