Far from perfect but a lot of fun to do. And more comfortable for me than the original handle. Done only with knowledge from this forum, so thanks to everyone who's posted how to advice.
By the way, what is this wood? I got it out of the scrap bin at Woodcraft for $2. It looked exactly like wenge before I sanded it and it is very heavy and very hard. Does wenge turn this color or is this something else?