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Photos chosen for typical colour. Colour of individual bobbins may vary from those shown here.
 The species scientific names are included to exactly define the wood used.

 To aid in comparing species, all photos are the standard 112mm "Maple Leaf" style bobbins.

All domestic wood species used for making these bobbins is sourced from wood grown in Ontario, Canada.
Sources include sustainably managed forests, trees downed in storms, invasive species removals,
farm woodlot harvesting and city tree pruning.

Tropical wood species are sourced only from FSC certified suppliers.
        NOTE: Some tropical species are now listed as endangered. These will no longer be available from my woodshop.
                      Species include; most Rosewoods, Pink Ivory, African Blackwood, Ebony, Verawood and a few others.


  SUGAR MAPLE (Acer saccharum

  Standard, straight grain. 
Lace Bobbin, Maple

  Birdseye grain (minimum 3 birdseyes on each bobbin handle)
Lace Bobbin, Maple, Birdseye

  Tiger  (curly) grain (semi irridescent 'stripes' across bobbin)
Lace Bobbin, Maple, Tiger stripe

  LILAC   (Syringa vulgaris L.)
  Colour range shown
Lace Bobbin, Lilac, light
Lace Bobbin, Lilac, light/dark
Lace Bobbin, Lilac, dark

  BLACK CHERRY (Prunus serotina)
Lace Bobbin, Black Cherry

  BLACK WALNUT  (Juglans nigra)
Lace Bobbin, Black Walnut

  WHITE BIRCH  (Betula papyrifera)  
(a.k.a: Paper or Silver Birch)
Lace Bobbin, White Birch

  YELLOW BIRCH  (Betula alleghaniensis)  
(a.k.a. Golden Birch)
Lace Bobbin, Yellow Birch

  HAWTHORN (Crataegul spp.
Colour varies, photo shows variationLace Bobbin, Hawthorne

 Hawthorn spalted 
 (not always available)
Lace Bobbin, Hawthorn, spalted

  BUCKTHORN (Rhamnus cathartica)
Lace Bobbin, Buckthorn

  IRONWOOD (Ostrya virginiana)  
(a.k.a. Hop hornbeam)
 Lace Bobbin, Ironwood

APPLE   (Malus sylvestris)
Lace Bobbin, Apple
PEAR (Pyrus communis)
Lace Bobbin, Pear

  HONEY LOCUST (Gleditsia triacanthos)   (not always available)
Lace Bobbin, Honey Locust

  BLACK LOCUST (Robinia pseudoacacia)   (not always available)
Lace Bobbin, Black Locust

  SERVICEBERRY  (Amelanchier canadensis)
Lace Bobbin, Serviceberry

  SWEETGUM (Liquidambar styraciflua) (no longer available)
Lace Bobbin, Sweetgum

  A very dense wood made of compressed Birch veneer (Betula papyrifera).
    NOTE:  no longer made as the factory was destroyed by fire in 2015.
    Photos remain on this page for identification purposes only.

  Rosewood burgundy

Lace Bobbin, Rosewood Burgundy
Lace Bobbin, Fuschia
  Cocobolo / Macassar
Lace Bobbin, Cocobolo Macassar
  Tropical Purplewood
Lace Bobbin, Tropical Purplewood

    Made to order only


BOCOTE (Cordia alliodora)
Lace Bobbin, Bocote

  CHAKTE KOK (Erythroxylum spp. & Simira spp.)(Redheart)
Lace Bobbin, Chakte Kok

  CANARYWOOD (Centrolobium spp.)

CHAKTE VIGA (Coulteria platyloba)

Chakte Viga
   MACHICHE (Lonchocarpus spp.) (no longer available)

Lace Bobbin, Machiche

  KINGWOOD (Dalbergia cearensis
(no longer available)
Lace Bobbin, Kingwood

  PAU ROSA (Bobgunnia madagascariensis )
 Pau Rosa
ROSEWOOD, Brazilian (Dalbergia nigra)(no longer available)
Lace Bobbin, Rosewood, Brazilian
  ROSEWOOD, HONDURAN (Dalbergia stevensoni) (no longer available)
Lace Bobbin, Honduran Rosewood

  JATOBA (Ormosia monosperma)    (Brazilian Cherry)
Lace Bobbin, Jatoba
 PAU AMARELLO (Euxylophora paraensis)  (Yellowheart)
Lace Bobbin, Pau Amarello

PURPLEHEART (Peltogyne spp.)
Lace Bobbin, Purpleheart

  BLOODWOOD (Brosimum rubescens)
Lace Bobbin, Bloodwood
   VERAWOOD (Bulnesia sarmientoi) (no longer available)

  ANGELIM VERMELHO (Dinizia excelsa) (no longer available)
Lace Bobbin, Vermelho