These shuttles are 12" long x 1" wide x 1" deep. They are perfect for the end of warp when you are trying to have the least amount of waste as possible. These shuttle will be made using more expensive exotic woods but if you'd like one in another type of wood message me and I'll see if I can find the stock to make it for you. The Pencil shuttle takes 6" paper quills and 1 comes with this shuttle.
I suggest that you purchase more from The Woolery as they are able to offer them much cheaper than I am able to offer them.
They have been hand sanded to shape and waxed 3 times.
Handywoman tools are handmade and no two items will be exactly a like because of this. I take care to spend as much time on your new tool as possible while offering you the best possible price. Because your tool is not commercially made and because my mission to offer low cost weaving tools your tool will not look like mass produced weaving tools so please keep that in mind.
To care for a Handywoman shuttle: The stainless steel bar can be cleaned with fine wool (even a rinsed out SOS pad that is completely dry) You can wax your shuttle as often as you like but the lanolin from your hands will keep it waxed up if you use your shuttles often. Because wood and metal are a difficult thing to glue together sometimes a magnet may fall out of your shuttle. Simple put a drop of superglue in the magnet pocket and drop the magnet back into place and let dry. If at anytime your shuttle breaks. You are welcome to send it to me for repair. Contact me first so I can decide if it’s fixable or not. I do not charge to repair my shuttles, you only have to pay the actual postage each way.
If you are purchasing a weaving tool in Purpleheart, know that when this wood is tooled it loses some color, but rest assured over time it will become purple again. Also know that burls and spalted woods are not as strong as other woods and care needs to be taken in storing them when these woods are used, rough handling just isn’t possible. They are more about having a beautiful tool and will need more care.