while I have gone back to working on handles again after a longer than expected work-related break, I still have a lot to catch up with. So, to not raise false expectations and not go crazy in the process myself, I will not accept any more custom orders from now on until I see light at the end of the tunnel - and I hope this will be in September/October. Of course, all orders that are on my order list as of today (as well as the few for people who are currently corresponding with me) will be taken care of, but it will very likely not be in the time frames that I had expected. Many of the ordered handles have been prepared or started already, I just did not get as much shop time in as I had hoped and I have not found anybody to help me out on an hourly basis with simpler tasks, yet.
If this causes anybody to withdraw their orders, I fully understand, please just let me know. Otherwise, thanks for your patience to everyone who is waiting. I am doing what I can and wish I could be faster, but summer had a few unexpected things coming up in my day job that may affect my long-term perspectives and job security, and I just needed to give that priority. There will occasionally be a few extra handles that I make while I am working on the custom ones, so if you are interested, please keep an eye on this forum, I will announce when I have extras besides the ones that are still available on my website.