My wife bought a couple stick shuttles. I was curious to check them out, so she handed one to me, and I dropped it on the floor, busting the fragile piece off the end. I figured it would just be cheaper to buy a new one. To my surprise, she paid $15 each for these things....OUCH! So................... I figured out a good way to make my own. I can now crank these things out for pennies on the dollar. Hope this helps someone else out.