Thanks Frank, and you're right. The limb is from an oak tree I had to fell last year. I could feel the moisture hitting me in the face as I turned the handle. Less than 24 hours after turning, the handle has split a little in the fat part. But that just gives it character. Functionality is the important part. As you can see, handles are easy to come by. I have some Purple heart, Cobalo, and Jatoba I may laminate for my next one, just for sheets and giggles.Nicely done. I hope that limb was fairly dry or you're likely to end up with a split handle. Looks good though. I need to make some long handles for all my turning tools.
.Great job! What was that hunk of metal originally? An old lawn mower blade? I was going to compliment you by saying "Good old Yankee ingenuity" but I see you're from NC and would probably take offense so let's just say "Good old American ingenuity" instead! :yes:
Thumbs up!!!durdyolman said:. . Thanks for your concern Ryan. If you will, examine the last picture closely.