Tinkering: III - Stick Shuttle Hiatus

Although a boat shuttle is the outcome I'm working towards, I thought I would have a little fun with the laser cutter and make a simple stick shuttle before getting into the big design work.

 Various sizes of stick shuttles

Various sizes of stick shuttles

There isn't much to a stick shuttle other than the slots cut out for the filling string to go.  Some stick shuttles have a bevel on one of the edges to provide another tool for tightening the weave.

Here We Go...

 Drawing it up in Solidworks

Drawing it up in Solidworks

Rendering the model in Keyshot

The file has been sent to the laser cutter and now I wait for the product.