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:
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