And speaking of using up small pieces of wood- Years ago when I ordered my limberjack "Clyde" from Keith, he told me he used up the leftover bits of dulcimer wood to make his limberjacks, mostly walnut pieces. He said that was why they danced so well- they were imbued with dulcimer wood spirit.
I have at least 10 different limberjacks- both new and old, but the two Keith ones are always the best dancers!
Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
-Strumelia proverb c.1990