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Note: Noble has shut down operations. Our inventory might last through the end of 2023 but after that another maker must step in/up or we'll be faced with none. There are no practical, commerical equivalents.
A lacing stand simplifies and speeds wheel assembly, one of the most fun devices in all of wheel building. Yes, experienced builders can lace in their laps but is that easy or efficient. What if you're interupted? Make your lacing a smooth, not awkward, process. This stand is awesome to use and a handsome centerpiece of the craft. Several hundred are in use by top builders across the planet.
Stands to assist lacing have been used for a century, freeing hands and speeding assembly. Early in his building career, Jonny Bell (Noble Wheels, London) noticed that commercially available stands were often crude iron jigs, seemingly from the 19th century.He went to work and today his lacing stand is found in several hundred custom wheel shops around the world. The design has evolved with his own experience and feedback from colleagues.