Dymondwood dowels are now available in stock in 8 different patterns. Unique physical properties of Dymondwood are, highly engineered wood composite. Dymondwood has the physical and mechanical properties of high density hardwoods, acrylics and polycarbonate plastics and brass. Dymondwood is distinguished by its unique strength, durability, dimensional stability, weather and moisture resisance as compared to regular wood. Spade bits work real good for drilling. Dymondwood dowels are available in 1 7/16 (36.66mm) x 6" length. Enough to make 2-3 brush handles. Please note...brushes pictured in the photos are SAMPLES of what the wood would look like after turned. You are purchasing just the dowel rod, NOT the brush.