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. :)