African Padauk Full Size Glider Turkish Drop Spindle


Shipping to United States: Free

This Turkish spindle," The Glider" weighs 0.9-1 oz (26-28g )
Handmade from African Padauk with a Hard Maple shaft.
The arms measure 5 5/8" and the shaft is 8".
The shaft has a small finial to hold the half hitch.
African Padauk comes from central and tropical West Africa.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 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.

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, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

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

Questions about your order?

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Reviews (6)


Totally beautiful, and arrived quickly.

It’s even more beautiful in person. Absolutely GORGEOUS and spins beautifully! You can tell when a spindle is made by someone who actually spins. It’s perfect!

Wonderfully weighted and balanced, and absolutely gorgeous wood! Thank you for the speedy and the tiny blue sheep!

Shipping to Germany was not as straightforward as hoped (due to German customs), but this beauty is worth every day of waiting for it. Works like a charm - so far I was not very happy with spinning on drop spindles, but this carefully crafted spindle makes spinning so much fun! Instant success with creating a very fine, even yarn because the spindle has the perfect weight and spins evenly for a very long time. I just love it!

Wonderful customer service. My shaft chipped during shipping. He replace shafts for free. The spindle itself spins well.

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