Shuttles - Bluster Bay Woodworks
The website is up to date with woods available by shuttle.
Bluster Bay Woodworks are "Supremely Beautiful, Seriously Functional Textile Tools"!
We are thrilled to be the newest shop carrying BBW lovely shuttles! Opening the box was like Christmas - they are truly the prettiest shuttles we've ever seen. Tracy tested one of their end feed shuttles and was hooked - they not only look good and feel good but they work better than other EF shuttles!
Listed below are the shuttles we carry and what woods are available in each shuttle. Pictures of the different types of woods are shown below the list. The weight of each shuttle varies depending on wood type. We can tell you the weight of the different shuttles - just ask. When ordering please note type of wood you want - check our list first!
8" Boat Shuttle - uses 4" Schacht bobbins, available with a closed or open bottom. Woods available - Open Bottom - Afromosia, African Padauk, Australian Jarrah, Closed Bottom- sold out
12" Bull Nose Boat Shuttle - uses 6" Schacht bobbins, available with a closed or open bottom. Woods available - Closed bottom - sold out Open bottom - Purpleheart
12" & 14" Swedish Boat Shuttle - also referred to as "damask" shuttles. These are only 3/4" high so they will fit through a tiny shed, all have a closed bottom. Use with 5" paper quills. Woods available - 12" - Sold out 14" - Birdseye Maple, Black Walnut, Red Gum
12" & 14" Super Slim Boat Shuttle - this is a super low profile of only 1/2" ! Use with 5" paper quills. Wood available - 12"Australian Jarrah, Curly Andiroba, Andiroba, 14" Black Walnut, Birdseye Maple, Curly White Ash
Double Bobbin Boat Shuttle - sold out
End Feed Shuttles: All of the EF shuttles we carry use the Honex tensioning device for smooth release of yarn. We have two sizes - 11" and 15", both come with open or closed bottoms. All come with an allen wrench to adjust the tension. The Honex tensioning system works well with smoothly spun yarns from fine silks to 3/2 cotton.
11" EF Shuttle -Good for weavers with small hands or if you prefer a lighter weight shuttle. Use with 5" paper pirns. Woods available - Closed bottom - African Wenge, Australian Jarrah, Mexican Bocote Open bottom - Black Walnut, Claro Walnut, Curly Maple, African Padauk, Australian Jarrah, African Wenge, African Bubinga
15" EF Shuttle - Use with 8" plastic pirns from Bluster Bay. Woods available - Closed bottom - Australian Jarrah, Afromosia, Queensland Box, African Bubinga Open Bottom - African Wenge, African Bubinga
Bluster Bay shuttles are not available for bulk discounts.
Australian Jarrah Black Walnut Purple Heart Queensland Box
Tasmanian Blackwood African Wenge African Bubinga Black Cherry
Marbled Ash Curly Black Walnut Mexican Bocote AU Spotted Gum
Rock Maple Curly Red Oak Curly White Ash Tiger Maple
Claro Walnut Brazilian Cherry Curly Sapele Curly Andiroba
Curly Jarrah Zebrawood African Padauk Afromosia