a device in a loom for passing or shooting the weft thread through the shed from one side of the web to the other, usually consisting of a boat shaped piece of wood containing a bobbin on which the weft thread is wound.
This video was a great tool because I didn't have a clue that there were different types of shuttles for different operations. With that being said, it looks like the boat shuttle is what I want to pursue and expand upon.
Another great resource for type descriptions and details is here.
Another problem is posed: which mechanism will the filling string be loaded on? The most commonly used tool is a bobbin that is 4 in. long.
Typical Shuttle Dimensions:
Length: 10.5 - 14 in.
Width: 1.5 - 3 in.
Depth: 1 - 2 in.
i.e. 11.5 in. long shuttle for 4 in. bobbin
Time to concept and sketch.
Things to consider: bobbin space, curvature of shuttle, lifts at either end, ergonomics, and materiality.