These rag shuttles are beautiful and sturdy. Made here on our farm from local hardwoods, each shuttle has its own unique grain and color characteristics. We pay close attention to quality and sand each piece silky smooth for a nice feel in the hand and easy gliding thorough your shed.
Choose your desired species and contrasting center dowel color from the drop-down menu.
Constructed from local hardwoods
Natural oil and beeswax finish
Lengths 12-18" have two central dowels; 20-24" have three central dowels
Width: 2.5" (6.35cm)
Height: 1.75" (4.44cm)
Weight: please note that weight varies depending of wood species - for example, oak will be heavier - and more durable - than cherry and black walnut.
About the wood:
The wood used to make this product was harvested either on our family farm or a private woodlot within a 50 mile radius. We primarily harvest trees during the winter, when the ground is frozen and there is lesser chance of damage to the forest floor. This, too, is the time all our little critter friends are hidden away in their winters haven. Trees are selectively cut using the “worst-first” method, and gently drug out with the help of a logging cart and our team of Suffolk draft horses. Logs are then taken to the farm’s sawmill, milled into lumber, and put in the kiln to dry. Once the lumber has reached the proper moisture content it is turned into beautiful, functional products for all to enjoy! We intentionally select out lumber with beautiful character in the grain, so each piece has a unique appeal.