Monday, August 11, 2008

Dyed Box Elder Burl Wood Bobbin Shuttle

Dave made this 2 ½ inch bobbin shuttle out of dyed box elder burl wood. The natural features in this piece of burl wood makes an interesting diagonal pattern of lines in the shuttle. The floral design is carved and inlaced into the wood with silver, copper and brass. It has a #14 steel crochet hook inset into the nose. The bobbin is a common plastic singer bobbin that I picked up at Walmart in the 4 pack. The tension drag on the bobbin can be adjusted with the brass axel post screw.

This bobbin shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave, the maker and is currently up for auction on Ebay.