Richard Pikul                                   

Professionally designed, hand crafted turning                                                       

LACE BOBBIN WOOD SPECIES

     Photos chosen for typical colour(s). Colour of individual bobbins may vary from those shown here.

DOMESTIC SPECIES

   SUGAR MAPLE (Acer saccharum

  Standard, straight grain.  Lace bobbin, DH, Maple

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

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


   LILAC   (Syringa vulgaris L.)

  Light colour Lace bobbin, DH, Lilac light

  Light with dark accents  Lace bobbin, DH, Lilac, L/D

  Dark colour
Lace bobbin, DH, Lilac, dark


  BLACK CHERRY  (Prunus serotina) Lace bobbin, DH, Blk Cherry

  BLACK WALNUT  (Juglans nigra) Lace bobbin, DH, Black Walnut

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

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

  HAWTHORN (Crataegul spp.)
     There are many varieties of Hawthorn growing locally.
     The wood of all varieties is very similar.


  Standard colour
  Colour can be as shown or entire bobbin can be similar to
     either end of bobbin in this photo. Lace bobbin, DH, Hawthorn

  Hawthorn spalted
  (Only available when I'm sucessful in spalting green blanks) Lace bobbins, DH, Hawthorn spalted

  BUCKTHORN (Rhamnus cathartica) Lace bobbin, DH, Buckthorn

  IRONWOOD (Ostrya virginiana)
  (a.k.a. Hop hornbeam)
            Photo shows colour range of this species.
Lace bobbin, DH, Ironwood

  APPLE   (Malus sylvestris) Lace bobbin, DH, Apple

PEAR (Pyrus communis)
Lace bobbin, DH, Pear

  HONEY LOCUST (Gleditsia triacanthos) Lace bobbin, DH, Honey Locust

  BLACK LOCUST (
Robinia pseudoacacia) Lace bobbin, DH, Black Locust

   SERVICEBERRY  (Amelanchier canadensis) Lace bobbin, DH, Serviceberry

  SWEETGUM (Liquidambar styraciflua) Lace bobbin, DH, Sweet Gum


  DYMONDWOOD
    (Dense wood made of compressed Birch veneer (Betula papyrifera)
     Wood is denser than almost all other wood species.
     NOTE: this wood composite no longer made,
                   the producing factory was destroyed by fire.
     I have reserved a few blanks for customers who have damaged or
     lost bobbins made of this wood composite and wish replacements.
    Stock is available for making multi-tools and pin vises as they
     require shorter blanks.


  Rosewood burgundy Lace bobbin, DH, Dymondwood Rosewood Burgundy

  Fuchsia Lace bobbin, DH, Dymondwood, Fuchia

  Cocobolo / Macassar Lace bobbin, DH, Dymondwood Cocobolo Macassar

  Tropical PurplewoodLace bobbin, DH, Dymondwood, Tropical Purplewood


 IMPORTED SPECIES


  BOCOTE (Cordia alliodora)
Lace bobbin, DH, Bocote

  CHAKTE KOK (Erythroxylum spp. & Simira spp.)
   (a.k.a.  Redheart)
Lace bobbin, DH, Chakte Kok

   MACHICHE (Lonchocarpus spp.) Lace bobbin, DH, Machiche

  KINGWOOD (Dalbergia cearensis) Lace bobbin, DH, Kingwood

  ROSEWOOD, Brazilian (Dalbergia nigra) Lace bobbin, DH, Rosewood, Brazilian

  HONDURAN ROSEWOOD (Dalbergia stevensoni) Lace bobbin, DH, Honduran Rosewood

  JATOBA (Ormosia monosperma
)

   (a.k.a. Brazilian Cherry)
Lace bobbins, DH, Jatoba

  PAU AMARELLO (Euxylophora paraensis)
    (a.k.a. Yellowheart) Lace bobbin, DH, Pau Amarello

  PURPLEHEART (Peltogyne spp.)
Lace bobbin, DH, Purpleheart

 ANGELIM VERMELHO (Dinizia excelsa)  Lace bobbin, DH, Vermelho

  BLOODWOOD (Brosimum rubescens)
 Lace bobbin, DH, Bloodwood

  WENGE (Millettia laurentii)

     Hard to find wood of this species that is suitable for bobbins.

                    Will post photo when available.

General Information

     The scientific names of the species used are included to exactly define the wood used to make Maple Leaf bobbins.
     This is done to avoid confusion, as there are different species with the same, or similar, common names.

     To aid in comparing species, all photos used are of the standard "Maple Leaf" style bobbins, double head version.

     All domestic wood species used for making these bobbins is sourced from wood grown in Ontario.

Sources include:
     Sustainably managed forests, Maple sugar forests, trees downed in storms, invasive species removals, farm woodlot harvesting and city tree pruning.

     Imported wood species are sourced from FSC certified suppliers.