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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Exotic Wood Boat Shuttles

Well, I've found a great source for Exotic wood boat shuttle.  Only for the 9 inch shuttles for now but I'm on the look out for sources for longer exotic blanks.  As I find cheaper sources my prices will also drop.  Exotic wood is not a cheap option but I still wanted to add some to my shop for those that want the look that exotic woods offer.  So my first order came in and I got to work..:)  I am very pleased with the outcome for the most part.  I didn't waste much wood and that is a big PLUS.
Here are some images of some of the exotic wood (and other) shuttles I made this past week.



And this is what I have at the moment to make weaving tools from.  I've got more species on order so keep a look out.  :)


3 comments:

  1. I obviously no nothing about weaving but that purple wood is pretty. Are these strong woods like teak or oak

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    1. Some of these like the purpleheart are stronger than teak or oak. Trust me when I tell you my tools complain sometimes about how hard this wood is :) But yes these are all hardwoods.

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  2. I just realized I have some of those in my collection of anything sewing related etc... My mother had bought them at a flea market. Now they have a name "boat shuttles" ;o)

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