I’ve been asked for a personalized weaving boat shuttle. This is what they look like:
I’m going to practice on one of my own, but they all have finishes on them. I’m looking for unfinished wood, capable of holding either 4" or 5" weaving bobbins.
Any woodworkers out there who want to take a shot at making a prototype? I figure the equipment needed is table saw, band saw, scrollsaw or jigsaw, and drill press.
The only avenue available to me right now is to buy them at retail, engrave and finish, then sell at a value-added price. One problem is that the shuttles will already be marked with a maker’s mark on the side I want to engrave.
If anyone has suggestions, I’m all ears/eyes.