While on holiday on Vancouver Island, Canada I went to see a friend of the family who turns wood.
He kindly made me a beautiful nostepinne out of curly maple.
The tree had grown within a mile of his workshop. He waxed the nostepinne with beeswax that also came from the area through a beekeeper he knew.
Here he is checking the diameter:
Wax on (wax off):
ETA: I now find a large knitting needle has a better balance.