Wow, those maple handles are amazing. I love the look of buckeye too, and the horn on both ends compliments that one really well. Awesome stuff!
Thanks guys. But it looks like there is a curse over me right now, have been down with a cold since Thursday and coughing my lungs out Sat and today. Very annoying. But I hope to get over it soon. Good thing is, the semester is over and I can go to the shop any time now during the week.
Just to follow up: got over my cold, went to the shop today, and all the handles listed above are now done and the ones that are paid will ship on Monday.
Just in case anybody is interested, between the handles I still have on my website and a few more I made, there will be approx. 20 extra handles available in the next few days. Most of them are finished, about 8 more are on my bench right now. I will probably post the first ones around Wednesday. In the meantime, I will continue to work on the ordered handles. Still aiming to get them all done by mid - June.
Right now, it doesn't really look all that promising reg. a day job in the fall, so I may consider doing a few months of woodworking to bridge me over to the next season. I will announce this as soon as I have any idea what will happen after July 31. And if nobody wants to order anything, that may be my opportunity to lose weight....
Those three colored handles look pretty wicked. Stefan, you have to do some more pictures of these by themselves when you're done.