15" Honex Tensioned End-Feed Boat Shuttles
Bluster Bay's 15-inch end-feed shuttles are a bit smaller than the original 15" hook-tensioned shuttles described below. They are just a little narrower, a bit shorter (height) and not quite as wide. The bronze spindles are spring-loaded and designed to carry our new Bluster Bay brand plastic 8" pirns.
It is shipped with an Allen wrench for adjusting the tensioner.
The Honex tensioner really excels with smooth, evenly spun yarns in a wide range of sizes from very fine silk to 3/2 perle cotton.
Bluster Bay traditional hook and eye tensioned End Feed Shuttles work well with handspun or slubby yarns as well as most commercially spun wools and unmercerized cotton... along with fine silks and perle cottons.
You can use the new Bluster Bay designed white plastic Pirns, or the wood ones supplied by at least two other manufacturers.