Schacht Spindle Company’s Boat Shuttles are beautifully shaped and well balanced. They are sanded smooth and then given a hand-rubbed Danish oil finish. Four sizes are available: 9″, 11″, 13″, and 15″.
The smallest boat shuttle, the 9″ mini, is styled after a Japanese silk shuttle. This duck-nosed shuttle is wonderful for narrow widths and fine yarns. Schacht’s most popular boat shuttle, the 11″ boat shuttle, is offered in slim and regular models with closed-bottom and open-bottom styles.
The two largest boat shuttles are 13″ and 15″ long and can handle fine to medium weight yarns. Because of their extra length and yarn capacity, weavers often choose these shuttles for wider weaving widths.
Slim and regular double-bobbin boat shuttles are also available. These are ideal for doubled weft threads. Two separate bobbin shafts make it possible to remove one bobbin at a time.
All boat shuttles are available in hard maple; some models are also available in cherry.
Price $39-$55. Available for purchase from Lambspun. Purchase online or call Lambspun at 970-484-1998 or 800-558-5262. For more information on these boat shuttles, go to the Schacht Spindle Company website.