Well Being

Sculpting recycled wood into a tatting shuttle-2

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In my previous posting, I showed how I got started making the Lady Hoare tatting shuttle.

I took the bits of recycled wood back out to the workshop, and cut the 2 shuttles out on the bandsaw:


Then finished up the openings with a smaller saw:


Next, time to make some sawdust:


You can see how it's looking more ‘shuttle -y':


Time to switch to files:


OH RATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I snapped one prong off! THIS is why I always cut out TWO!

(I didn't waste the broken one- see what I did with it)

So, start all over and be a WHOLE lot more careful!


HURRAH! I actually finished it without breaking it!

Finishing touch time:


I burned a little interlacing heart on it.

Voila! my new tatting shuttle from an old desk drawer!


They are a monster load of work to make, so I wouldn't be making them for sale.

Besides, people can order beautiful Lady Hoare tatting shuttles from Lacis in Oakland, CA.

(no profit in saying so, but I dearly love their shop and the people who created and run it)

I LOVE making my own tools, and especially love it when I am reclaiming the stuff I am using in making the new treasure !

Image Source: Noreen Crone-Findlay