Richard Pikul                                    

Professionally designed, hand crafted turning                    

NEW ITEMS

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A new tool for Lacemakers:
I now make a combination tool which includes a crochet hook, pin pusher and pin puller in one, easy to use tool.
Go to 'Products' section for further details.


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"Capture" bobbin is finally out of the prototype stage!



See these on the products page (here) - at the bottom of the page.

After 'finishing' the design of a double loop bobbin, and making it for most of this year - a critique by a wire lacer that she would like a bobbin without any wire loops set me on a path to find such a a solution that worked better than any other existing bobbin, that I know of, with slot(s) and/or holes with slots.

Price of the new design will be the same as the existing double loop bobbin. Click on 'Products' link at the top or bottom of this page for price list.

The new bobbin has the exact same handle with internal, lead free pewter weight and large diameter neck with hole placed near the head. The Capture Bobbin retains left or right hand winding capability.

- Designed 'from the ground up' to be a wire, metallic thread or large
   diameter thread bobbin.
- 'Palm' length, 102mm (4") long, comfortable to hold while holding wire
   or thread while tensioning.
- Hole through the neck is included for easy winding.
- Head design makes catching adjacent wires / threads almost impossible.
- Works identically, wound left or right handed.
- 4 1/2 gram internal weight holds wire/large thread straighter on pillow.

Another use:
Lacemakers with hand or finger disabilities that make bobbin slip knots difficult to work with can continue to make lace comfortably by using this bobbin.


Announcements & Information

Welcome to my web site. I have published this site to inform my clients and would be clients about the woodturning that I make.
I have started to include information about how my woodturning items are made and will continue to add more as time permits.

Photography is not great - working on improvements.

New video, posted on YouTube:
"Turning a Mapleleaf Style Lace Bobbin"
Link: Turning a Mapleleaf Style Lace Bobbin
The video is a slightly edited version of me making one of my bobbins.
It's just short of ten minutes - posted to answer some of the questions I get that the text/still photo version on this web site (see link at the bottom of the 'Products' page) cannot describe.