Shuttles - Bluster Bay Woodworks
The website is up to date with woods available by shuttle. Our next shipment is due in late July. If there is anything you are looking for that we don't have let us know and we will try to get it.
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 - Closed Bottom- Sold out Open Bottom - Queensland Boxwood,Tasmanian Blackwood
10" Boat Shuttle - uses 4" Schacht bobbins, available with a closed bottom. Woods available - Closed Bottom - Mexican Bocote
12" Bull Nose Boat Shuttle - uses 6" Schacht bobbins, available with a closed or open bottom. Woods available - Closed bottom - Australian Jarrah, Queensland Box ; Open bottom - Black Walnut, Marbled Ash
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" - African Bubinga, Queensland Box
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 14" Black Walnut, Black Cherry
Double Bobbin Boat Shuttle - A lovely two bobbin traditional boat shuttle in African Bubinga.
End Feed Shuttles: All of the EF shuttles we carry use the Honex tensioning devise 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.
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 - Mexican Bocote Open bottom - Claro Walnut, Purpleheart
15" EF Shuttle - Use with 8" plastic pirns from Bluster Bay. Woods available - Closed bottom - Australian Jarrah, Queensland Box, African Wenge, Afromosia Open Bottom - African Wenge
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