Schacht boat shuttles are beautifully shaped and well balanced. They are sanded smooth and then given a hand-rubbed Danish oil finish. Plastic bobbins sold separately.
Four sizes are available: 9″, 11″, 13″, and 15″.
All measurements are not exact, as these shuttles are hand sanded so there can be slight variations.
Their 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. It is 1 and 5/8th” wide stands just under 1″ tall.
The most popular boat shuttle, the 11″ boat shuttle, is offered in slim and regular models with closed-bottom and open-bottom styles. The slim is 1 and 5/8th” wide and 1″ tall while the regular is 1 and 7/8th” wide and 1 and 1/8th” tall.
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. Both shuttles are 1 and 1/8th” tall.
Made of hard maple, cherry or ash.
Made in the USA by Schacht Spindle Co. Inc of Colorado.
For 11″ and 9″ shuttles, you will use the 4″ bobbins
For 13″ shuttles you can use the 4″ or 5″ bobbins
For the 15″ shuttles, you can use the 4″, 5″ or 6″ bobbins