You Guys wont beleive this. I got the handle shaped down to a really nice petty size and look what I did I hate Black Palm!!!!!
Man, I hate it when that happens. Sorry for your luck.
Thanks, It is not so much bad luck, as being too heavy handed with the drill press.
The more I look at that one, the more I like it. I think the spacers are so thin and close together, it really doesn't look wierd. It's like one fancy spacer.
I like that one a lot, well done.
Sorry about the palm piece. That stuff can be a bit brittle and rushing on the drill press is risky. Same thing happened to me recently. One customer asked me to make a handle in a very unusual design and he gave me the measures down to 1/16". When I finally had it rght, the ironwood ferrule cracked. I put on a new ferrule and resand it as carefully as possible without takingoff too much material. We'll see if I will get away with it...
Oh, and before I forget: really excellent work and great materials.
That sucks Mike! It was looking really good. If you have a band saw, you can likely salvage the handle portion, shape a new ferrule with the spacer attached to it and bring this one back again.
The new handle combo looks amazing to me! A little Rader-esque...very nice
I like that last one a lot.