The original 3D Printed Turkish Spindle!
Each spindle has 2 arms and 1 shaft. Mix and match colors for a truly personalized spindle.
The "Glow White" is glow in the dark, it's a shiny pearly white.
The standard spindles weigh between 1.0 and 1.2 ounce.
These spindles are made from PLA, which may soften in high heat. A warm sunny day outside is fine, but a closed car, even on a cloudy day, or on top of a radiator, might be a problem. If you wouldn’t leave chocolate there, maybe think twice about leaving your spindle there.
**A NEW OPTION is to have a shaft molded from ABS. These new shafts are smoother and stronger! The final picture in the line up shows some of the solid color choices I have. This is subject to change and frequently does! From left to right, they are;
Fluorescent Blue (out of stock)
Purple (out of stock)
Eggplant (out of stock)
Not shown but available are multis, which are a swirling mix of different colors.
**The drop down menus allow you to choose PLA color choice and Shaft. PLEASE INDICATE in the note to seller box if you want both arms the same PLA color or if you want different colors. The Shaft option is for you to choose whether you want a printed from PLA shaft in the same color options as the arms shown above, or if you want a shaft molded from ABS plastic. You can choose your own color from the ABS colors shown in the above picture or you can have me choose either one of those solids or a multi.
A typical note would be something like this;
Main arm candy apple red
second arm shiny neon green
Shaft PLA lemon yellow**
**If you are outside of the US, please note that once I send your package, it may take between 10 days and 2 months to arrive. This is based on the actual times we have seen for past shipments.**
From Julie R--
“TurtleMade spindles are fantastic spinning tools! I bought my first one for the sheer fun of a 3-D printed spindle in a cool color. It’s much more than a cool spindle, though, it is an excellent spindle. It, and all its friends in my TurtleMade collection, are beautifully balanced, and spin fast, level, and forever, even with my wonky flicks. When I received my Nano, I thought, “Well, it’s really cute, but it won’t spin that well, it’s too small and light.” Wrong! It spins silk mawata like a tiny purple tornado. I have a Standard, which I’m currently using for plying, and it just spins and spins and spins.
I have some very expensive, very pretty, wooden Turkish spindles. They don’t spin nearly as well as the TurtleMade turks. I offered to write this endorsement because I’m such a fan of TurtleMade spindles. Try one, and you’ll be a fan, too.”
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Shipping & policies
My first line of shipping is USPS First Class. I try to have every yarn and fiber sale out into the hands of the postal service within one business day of a sale. For spindles and fiber tools that are 3D printed, I try to have those orders out within 3-4 days but ask that you allow 2 weeks. In the event of a delay in filament delivery or printing issues on my end, I will notify you.
Insurance is always an option if a buyer wishes to purchase it, as is faster shipping.
Returns & exchanges
If you feel that an item is not as described then please convo me so that we can discuss the discrepancy. I don't want unhappy customers but PLEASE READ the description to make certain what you are buying.
I am happy to take on custom orders, just convo me with your wants and we can discuss pricing. When we have reached an agreement, I will make a listing reserved for you so that both of us have some protection.