JARRAH BURL with COPPER
This crochet hook is made from Jarrah Burl with Copper Inlay. This hook is 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. Because this hook is hand made there will be variation in appearance, grain and color.
The hook is inlayed with real copper. The amount of copper will vary, depending on the voids in the burl. The crochet hook pictured is an example only.
This crochet hook measures 5 3/4" to 8" long depending on the size of the hook and is 3/4" to 7/8" in diameter at it's widest. General guidelines are sizes K 6.5mm) and smaller are 5 3/4" to 6 1/4" long. Sizes L (8mm to M (9mm) are 6 3/4" to 7 1/4" long. Sizes N (10mm) and larger are 7 1/2" 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. You can request a specific length please contact me before ordering a custom length.
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Jarrah trees are also unusual in that they have a lignotuber, a large underground swelling which stores carbohydrates and allows young trees to regenerate after a fire. Because they are deep-rooted, as much as 40 metres (130 ft), jarrah are drought resistant and able to draw water from great depths during dry periods.
Spalted Tamarind - (Tamarindus indica) Also called Tamarind. Spalted Tamarind is a beautiful wood from Laos, Southeast Asia.
Much of this wood comes from logs that were either found on the forest floor or were cut and then allowed to spalt in the very damp warm conditions of the jungle. The colors and various line patterns are truly unique from one piece to another. Heartwood has a spectacular background colors of ivory, yellow, and black lines, which gives this such unpredictable landscape effect.
Stabilizition is process that removes all moisture and then the wood is soaked in a stabilization fluid while a under a vacuum. This insure a good penetration of the stabilizing fluid. Then it's in to an oven for 24 hours (or more) to set the fluid in the blank. This process gives the wood a bit of strength and allows a really nice finish.