This wonderful handmade Mahogany Boat Shuttle was made by my husband in our small woodshop in the woods on our property in the PNW. This is Khaya Mahogany (quartersawn with ribbon grain), a beautiful hardwood species from equatorial West Africa and is considered an exotic wood. Heartwood color is variable, ranging from a very pale pink to a deeper reddish brown, sometimes with streaks of medium to dark reddish brown. The color tends to darken with age.
These are side-delivery boat shuttles and use Schacht 4 inch bobbins that spin freely on a brass, spring-loaded rod. The yarn feeds off the side of the bobbins and out a generous slot in the side of the shuttle. Finished size is 12-1/2 inches X 1-3/4 inches wide at the widest part and 1-1/4 inches tall. This boat shuttle weighs 6.3 oz.
My husband spends hours in his woodshop cutting, sanding and shaping with these wonderful pieces of wood. 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.
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Mahogany Wood Boat Shuttle for Weaving (#4)
Materials: mahogany wood, brass
Finished size is 12-1/2 inches long x 1-3/4 inches wide
I want you to be pleased with your purchase. However if you're not satisfied with your purchase please contact me within 3 days of the receipt of your package for a return or exchange. The item must be in its original condition and you will be responsible for shipping & handling involved in the return/exchange.