LOTS of Shuttle Orders Pending

Shuttles on the workbench

Shuttles lined up on the workbench, ready to ship

On Oct. 18, 2016 we had to acknowledge our current volume of orders is such that we cannot fill shuttle orders for delivery before Dec. 25.

Fortunately, we have some great retailers that have shuttles in stock for your holiday gift shopping. Please shop with the stores that stock Bluster Bay shuttles or consider giving a Bluster Bay gift certificate.

We ARE still taking shuttle orders. However, due to the large number of orders we have received this Fall, our current estimated delivery time is about three months.

Bluster Bay is a one-person wood shop where Terry shapes, sands, polishes and wraps each shuttle. His personal attention to detail insures that the shuttles are wonderful to feel, look at and use. Thanks to everyone who understands that this level of craftsmanship takes time but is definitely worth the wait. We will get the shuttles you order out as soon as we possibly can.

Making 10-inch Boat Shuttles

Recent production in the wood shop included a batch of 10-inch boat shuttles for 4-inch bobbins. These were made as part of an order destined for Just Our Yarn in Falls Church, VA.

Here is a brief look at the shuttle-making process. Click on the first photo to begin a slide show of these pictures full-size.

Finishing Up a Batch of Honex-tensioned Shuttles

Installing tensioners Here are some of the shuttles that were still just slabs of wood in a photo posted last Sunday. Today Honex tensioners are being installed as the final step before sending them off to customers.

 

 

 

 

All finished, labeled and ready to be put into a shipping box. The newly completed Honex-tensioned end feed shuttles, along with many others, are on their way to Weavin’ Place – SAORI Style in Folsom, Louisiana.
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