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5 October 2016

A new little shuttle

This is a sweet little shuttle. A new technique of making shuttles.

I found this in my teacher's bag (or it could've been my registration bag) at Palmetto tat days. I believe it was made using a 3D printer. Not sure who made it but it MAY have been Tim.  

This is new technology which fascinates me although I know I'd never have the patience to even think of trying to use one of those printers. 

You can see how tiny it is as I'm holding it in my aged fingers.


  1. It was me, Jane. That is one of the teaching shuttle I told you about. I gave away about 500 of them.

    1. I thought it was but wasn't sure!!! FIVE HUNDRED? That's a LOT of shuttles. I love my little one. I'm not giving it away!!!! It's now in my collection. Thank YOU, Tim.

  2. It's a wonderful marriage of new technology and a very old art - perfect in fact.

  3. Wow I have seen printer made shuttles, but not in real life looks like needs a little sandpaper to it but oh the possibilities!

  4. I have one also! I'm thrilled to add it to my collection, and I'm looking forward to using it!

  5. Neat tiny shuttle!! :)

  6. What Madtatter80 said, no really a 3D printed shuttle. What will be next?

  7. Those 3-D printers do take a long time. My daughter made a car part prototype with one recently. Who Knew????


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