In my effort to keep up with Brent...trust me...it ain't that good. This one is Purpleheart that was hard as a rock...5.5 x 2. I think this one came from Craft Supply. I used the S bar hollow tool, but I think the straight shaft (on order soon) will be a lot more fun. I can see where green wood would be better than dry stock for HF's. Dry has it's place and that comprises the bulk of what I turn...and green goes next!!!.