Some times you just can't let go. This net handle was made from the small cut offs of a special piece of maple from a small saw mill in Iowa. When I first started making nets I went to that mill with my father. Walking across the mill yard, there was a small block of wood covered by mud and grim, the grain just barely showed through. When I bought my lumber I asked about that small board and they replied, just take it. I cut it into small planks and let it dry. When I finally used that wood, I found that it had some of the highest figure and the most iridescent grain that I have ever seem. I think the rest of that log ended up in pallets.woods. The hoop is Koa from a small supplier that would tell me where each of the trees he harvested had grown and had fallen.
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