862-17: These woods are from about as far north and south as you can go in the United States. The Texas ebony is an urban harvest wood that was wrangled from the junk heaps and burn piles in south Texas. I was lucky to find a recycler and stocked up a small supply. (The needed quantity for a life time supply keeps getting smaller).
From the Upper Peninsula of Michigan comes the birds eye maple. I am always looking for those occasional boards that have the dense eyes and creamy color. The handle has a Texas ebony cap to frame the light birds eye maple.
I find the slightly rounder hoop about 9.5 x 11.5 inches, 34 inch circumference, with a 8.5 inch handle gives a very balanced look.
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