Saturday, September 15, 2007


Here is a fascinating look at how a tricotin (French spool knitter) is made. I am delighted to present these pictures to you with the kind permission of woodworker, Francois!

These tricotins are made of ash wood. Their aspect varies a bit depending on the part of the tree the wood is coming from and so the veneer would differ.

1. Blanks

2. Roughing

3. Drilling

4. Initial shaping

5. Detailing

6. Shaping finished

7. Sanding

8. Polishing with shavings

9. Turning finished

10. New tricotins!

Ready to be painted! Aren't they fabulous!
Thankyou so much, Francois!


clara said...

what a wonderful work !

crazyhaberdasher said...

I totally agree 100 percent!!

catsmum said...

does Chris know how to turn wood? Remember there's a bloody big lathe in the shed here :]
Failing that I could show PND - he's a woodturner.

crazyhaberdasher said...

Chris hasn't done it himself, though he says it wouldn't take much for him to be able.

Fran├žois said...

Thanks so much for the article ;-) . It's what is magic with internet, be able to share same interests regardless of the frontiers

crazyhaberdasher said...

Hi Francois! thanks, and it was all your excellent work!