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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.  :)


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

    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.

  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)