Great looking handles.
Good, tight joints and excellent finish.
Ever thought of using amboyna?
Nothing wrong with amboyna. I love it.
Do all of the handles you make taper towards the ferrule?
You might call this last set my final development set. I tweaked the dimensions again and switched to a Tung oil finish (I had been using teak oil, but it doesnít work well with multiple coats).
Stabilized spalted mango w/dyed black ash ferrules and caps, and bakelite spacers.
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Red mallee (filled the cracks with turquoise powder) w/dyed black ash spaced and ironwood ferrule.
Stabilized koa with spalted mango ferrule and bakelite spacers.
Amboyna w/pollyanna and amboyna w/ironwood (you didn't think we were going to get through a set without some amboyna, did you?).
That's it for now. I should be finishing up a new set in the next couple of days. Thanks for looking, and please feel free to respond with any suggestions , critiques, or smart-assed comments you feel are called for.
Those are some seriously killer handles! I share your enthusiasm for amboyna.
Very Impressive Mikey.
Thank you to everyone for your kind words.