Big Leaf Maple Burl Crochet Hook
This beautiful handcrafted crochet hook is made from Big Leaf Maple Burl and your choice of exotic wood ends. It's shaped with a larger handle to relieve stress on the hand and wrist when crocheting. The hook has an Ergonomic shape that fits nicely in the hand.
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Because this hook is handcrafted there will be variation in appearance, grain, size and color. While there are slight variation the basic Ergonomic shape is maintained. No two handcrafted hooks will be the same!
Pictures are examples of what you will receive.
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The kaleidoscopic pattern of swirls common to Big-Leaf Maple Burl makes the species immensely popular among woodturners and carvers, as well as makers of fine furniture, musical instruments, and paneling.
The heartwood of Big-Leaf Maple Burl varies in color from light cream to dark brown and, of course, features a haphazard pattern of swirls. Like any burl wood, Big-Leaf Maple Burl can be somewhat difficult to turn because of its unpredictable grain. It does, however, polish very nicely.
Big-Leaf Maple takes its name, obviously, from the large size of its leaves — typically about 6 to 12 inches wide. The trees themselves normally grow to heights of about 30 feet and can develop several trunks.