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.
The crochet hook measures 6 1/2" to 8" long depending on the size of the hook and is 3/4" to 1" in diameter at its widest.
General guidelines are sizes
Sizes M (9mm) and smaller are 6 1/2" to 7 1/4" long.
Sizes N (10mm) and larger are 7 1/4" to 8" long.
Hooks with multiple woods tend to be to the longer side of these measurements. The reason for the variation is that each hooks is hand turned and while the standard shape, which gives the ergonomic advantage, is maintained, each hook is uniquely it's own.
Because this hook is handcrafted there will be variation in appearance, grain and color. No two Hooks will be the same! Pictures are examples of what you will receive.
The amount of copper will depend on the available voids in the wood.
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.