Swedish Style Boat Shuttle
I've been admiring old Swedish shuttles for some time and this design has been on my design board for more than a year now and I'm happy to finally have them available. I love the look and feel of these shuttles and I think you will too.
These are floor loom shuttles and are approx 12" long and the widest part of this shuttle is 2" and 1.5" thick. Weight of shuttles are not given because every shuttle is handmade and I use a variety of different woods that all can have different weights. Wood that is more dense will weigh more. You can find info on each wood I use on the products tab of the website, the last link on the dropdown.
They are handmade and sanded to 320 and are waxed and coated with shellac.
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