As a weaver, I’m always looking for ways to identify my stuff. When you go to a workshop, you bring your own loom, shuttles, warp weights and other tools. Making pretty marks on them so no one walks off with them is pretty important.
I started decorating my own shuttles so I could avoid mistakes on other people’s property if I ever get something going. Here’s the one I did today. (No design critique please. I did this for practicality and experience in how the laser will handle the curves.)
Here’s the profile view of a boat shuttle that takes 4" bobbins. Boat shuttles have a typical design, though they may differ in length and slope. They all tend to have similar width and thickness.
Placement was done in the GFUI by eye. I moved the shuttle around until is was horizontally centered under the lid camera. I scored first, then did the initials.
The other end getting engraved after scoring.
In the ‘eyeball’ version, the designs were on centerline. My machine offsets a smidge to the ‘south’ of the head travel, so I’ll compensate for future versions. The differential depth on the circular design really pops out in a cool way.
There’s only so much testing I can do; I only bought a total of 8, and sacrificed one for this test. Any comments and advice on things to take into account for future work are welcome.