Richard Pikul                                   

Professionally designed, hand crafted turning                                                       

What I make

Maple Leaf © style lace bobbins:
A unique, tapered square handle design
Many versions available for all types of thread and wire.

Lacemaker's accessories:
A range of useful tools

Wooden Spoons and Spatulas:
- "Pot Hugger" © spoons

"One of a kind" jewelry boxes:
- Custom designed to fit individual items

Commissions:
- Turn a piece of your cherished tree
    into a family treasure

- Artwork created to grace home or office

Indian Clubs:
I designed these specifically to meet the specifications of an exercise instructor in Toronto.
These are available through Energia Athletics. Visit their web site page at: (click here)

Wood used in my work is sourced from:
- Local urban and woodlot trees removed due to damage or thinning
- Tree prunings
- Domestic wood from ecologically conscious suppliers
- Imported wood from suppliers who source FSC certified lumber

 

Took a time out to make an entry for our 2015 woodturning guild's annual competition. Had not made any entries for the past four years. Very pleased with the result - won best in show.
2015_WGObestinshow The tricycle is  fully functional and all of the  parts were made on my lathe.
I'm surprised how much wood it took  to make it.


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Won a satisfying first place category ribbon and third place overall ribbon for a box on a stand in our woodturning guild's annual competition in 2011. Entering work in competition could become habit forming.


Really pleased that my lace bobbins won a first (spindle category) and third overall in our guild's annual competition in 2010. Picture of my entry below. I rarely enter competitions, so this win was gratifying.

                

About Me

After being employed as a Designer in the electronics industry for over 35 years, I eagerly took an opportunity to retire early to turn my spare time 'escape' into a full time activity.

The skills developed over many years designing in industry I now employ in my studio, and challenges are never in short supply.

Much of my time is engaged in designing and making improved 'tools' for artists to use in creating their work.
I do like to take very rewarding time to include adaptations for individuals who have developed disabilities.

Other interests my wife and I enjoy:
- Travelling
- Hiking, Geocaching
- Curling (sport on ice, not the 'hair' kind. . .)
- Reading