Had a bit of "young" moor oak lying around (1700 years only). The wood looked nice and brown, not pitch black as the really old stuff.
I made a hammerhead design from it, this time with a "compromise" fork - higher than my experts versions, and lower than the beginners version. Teh fork has a clearance of 11cm (width) and 25mm (height). Total fork height over the hand is 35mm (vs. 25mm "expert" and 45mm "beginners").
The oak isn't brittle at all, but smelled like chicken soup during the filework... and it looks so much darker after the polishing. No stain, just clear oil.
This frame is even deeper than the original Moorhead, especially towards the "pinkie" end. I think this is an enhancement.