Dating back to the Vikings, lucets have been used for braiding cords and trims. Using one or more cords, many useful and pretty variations can be created. Beads and bobbles may also be added, as well as loops for buttons. If you have grey hair, you may remember this from your childhood when it was taught as "hairpin lace". Yes, it can be done on a large hairpin. Anything with the right Y shape to it can be used!
These lucets are handcrafted by Jamie and made to fit the hand. The horns are gently curved so that cords are held on the lucet, but can be easily moved off hook. It's important to find the lucet that speaks to you and fits your style of cording. Some have handles, some do not. Some have holes to run the finished cord through, some do not. Whatever your preference, if it isn't in stock, Jamie can make one to your specifications.
TOTAL LENGTH: 7-1/2"
HORN LENGTH: 3" and 3-1/4"
HANDLE LENGTH: 3"
WOOD: Mahogany (new and reclaimed old)
OIL: Walnut oil
CREATIVE # JTR-107
Jamie has used end cuts and scraps to create two-wood novelty lucets. He follows the grain and shape to first bind the two woods together, then create the unique shapes of the lucet. This is more of an artistic modern lucet than it is a historical reproduction.
Mahogany was once the favorite choice for furniture making because it is so easy to work with and is so durable. It is still widely used for fine furniture. Mahogany tends to darken with age and use. The tips of your lucet should weather to a lovely darker brown with the oils in your fingers.
Reclaimed woods are a responsible way to reuse beautiful woods, instead of trashing or burning them. Old and broken furniture can be reused, as well as items that have only used rough woods. Shipping pallets must be incredibly strong and durable. It is often very easy to identify the woods they were made with and reusing the slats provides a beautiful source of wood.
Lucets are also called: Lucette, lutal or chain fork. Some Scandavian names for this tool are: Tvinningsben, snoddgaffel, knytgaffel or slynggaffel
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Cocobolo is now on the restricted woods list. It was one of the woods we loved the most, but we will not be able to buy it anymore. Unless we already have it, we won't be offering it. Please keep this in mind while shopping elsewhere, too. Responsible craftsmen will not offer a restricted wood item unless they already have that wood in stock. Ask your craftsman when they bought the wood and be a responsible world citizen. Over-harvesting results in the loss forever - wood, fish, birds, just to name a few things.