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jon_weavetools's picture

New custom quill shuttle

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Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Tue, 06/18/2013 - Fri, 08/09/2013
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Loom
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0
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Custom quill shuttle to left recently completed, shown next to a standard (for 4" bobbin) boat shuttle to the right.  Quill shuttle is 12  1/2" L,   1  1/4" W,    13/16" H and cavity is 5" L (for holding 4  1/2" long quills).  Rod is 3.5mm diameter, operates up & down with an internal spring mechanism, and fits commercial cardboard quills.  There are lignum vitae inserts at either end of the yarn slot.  Woods on both shuttles:  fiddleback (hard) maple top/bottom, 2nd layers of black walnut, and bird's eye maple center layer.

jon_weavetools's picture

2012 Exhibition boat shuttles

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Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Sun, 01/01/2012 - Tue, 02/28/2012
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Loom
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0
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The first two shuttles, left to right, have walnut featherwood tops/bottoms, curly cherry as second layers, and curly maple (bird's eye maple) in the center. Black yarn hole surround & slot is ebony, red is pink ivory.  Shuttle to far right is 7 layers: bird's eye maple tops/bottoms, then quartersawn sycamore, quartersawn oak, and curly maple in the center.

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Straight Draw

Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
6
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My own design
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Crammed and space threading in reed...use 5dent reed, thread each inch...15epi,10epi,5epi,10epi...repeat for a total of nine inches...using the same size thread throughout. I used alpaca approx 1650ypp...97 ends @ 3yds long. Thread heddles in a striaght draw, set treadles with plain weave on treadle 1(1/3) and 6(2/4), with 2/2 twill on treadles 2(1/2),3(2/3),4(3/4),5(4/1).  Treadle 1,2,3,4,5,6,5,4,3,2,...repeat. 

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sdoak's picture

Straight draw

Number of Shafts: 
4
Number of Treadles: 
4
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My own design
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