A classic, time saving, wheel build device; a full kit consists of this 4″ x 4″ wood tray and separately available nipple driver (a bearing handled brass pin vise, and two nipple tips, one for 30mm and shallower rims, one for rims up to 50mm deep). You can make your own tips from any 13g spoke section.
Watch the shuffling technique.
Watch the driver in action during lacing.
Wheel Fanatyk offers the finest known version of this handy building aid. You’ll never regret using it.
Shufflers are available in a variety of woods, all quantities are limited. These small, rugged gems are made from wood remnants left from larger furniture and door projects. Hence the quantities and varieties are always changing. 2017, will mostly see these:
Ash – even grain, uniform and pale
Alder – medium tan, close grain, often striped color
Myrtle – curly patterns, contrasts and complexity
Hickory – dense, medium brown, complex
Function and durability are identical among all types. Beautiful woods and inspired workmanship.