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Lucet cording tool (wenge)

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Made in Tustin, California

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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.

HANDLE: Yes (both)
HOLE: Yes (1) No (1)
WOOD: Wenge
OIL: Walnut oil,
CREATIVE # JTR 174, 175

Wenge is a wonderful, deep brown and black wood from Africa with a faintly bitter scent to it. It is a very hard wood that is great for lucets and musical instruments. It is not on the endangered list of wood species, but it is currently listed on the Red List because of its popularity overtaking its growth. Jamie is careful to use only certified woods from reputable dealers. We want to keep on using these wonderful woods, so we need to be responsible about it. If we aren't careful, wenge can become endangered and unavailable for use for us hand-workers.

Lucets are also called: Lucette, lutal or chain fork. Some Scandavian names for this tool are: Tvinningsben, snoddgaffel, knytgaffel or slynggaffel


Average review
So pretty! Can't wait to get started; and the shop owners were super-nice and helpful throughout the process. Super-fast shipping, thank you for everything!
Mar 20, 2017 by Amanda Hicks
Incredibly beautiful wood and finished like satin! I love it!!!
Jan 7, 2016 by moxysuzy
i was amazed how fast i got my product and even more amazed by the quality of wood craftsmanship!! very well made. the sanding job is what like the most about it. will be buying from them again for sure AND bragging about my new lucet (the middle one) to everyone i know! :)
Sep 17, 2014 by chewis55

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We normally ship either USPS or UPS. If you want us to insure the order, you will have to let us know. Our shipping costs cover the cost to package and ship, nothing more. RIGHT NOW WE ARE EXPERIENCING SHIPPING DELAYS OF AS MUCH AS A WEEK.


At this time, we accept Paypal only. We are physically located in California, so sales taxes apply there (and anywhere else it's required by law). We let Etsy figure it out for us.

Returns & exchanges

We guarantee our products for normal wear and tear. If something breaks, contact us immediately. We do not guarantee against stupidity. If you do something dumb, you're on your own. Any other time, we are ready to work with you on a replacement.

Additional policies

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.