This wonderful handmade Elm Boat Shuttle was made by my husband from a beautiful old tree that was gifted to us by a friend. It had been sitting dead for years and needed to be removed from her yard and was just waiting to be lovingly made into useful tools. This piece has some gorgeous coloring. Throughout history, man has chosen elm when he needed a tough and durable wood. Wheelwrights fashioned wheel hubs from nothing but the rugged elm, and then used it to floor long-lasting wagon beds.
My sweet husband spends hours in his woodshop cutting, sanding and shaping with these precious pieces of wood....giving them new life. This particular piece of walnut has a bit of deep red tones in it and is gorgeous! I love this particular shape of boat shuttle for my weaving. It fits my hands and zips across the shed easily. The curved ends are easy to grab when it arrives on the other side. We've carefully sanded and finished with steel wool in between coats of danish oil so it's lovely soft and smooth with no chance of it catching on your beloved weavings. Finished size is 12" X 1-3/4" wide at the widest part. The tensioned rod is brass and holds a 4" Schacht bobbin.
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Elm Wood Boat Shuttle for Weaving (#1)
Materials: elm wood, brass
Finished size is 12 inches long x 1-3/4 inches wide
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