I got two of these kits from Craft Supplies, Greg brought them over from the states when he came to visit, but then I got put in the hospital for the leg infection, so I've not had a chance to get these done.
I got this wood from my deer hunting buddy, the same guy, and his family are going to Canada with us in a few weeks here. The original thread I posted is >> HERE << about the wood.
I started out with a copper straight coupling, I cut it in half and then undercut the on edge, to seat into the handle better, when I pound it on.
I then mounted the piece, it is about 4cm square (1 1/2") and is about 10" long.
I got the basic shape roughed out
I then went to work making the tenon to mount the copper ferrel on
After a few tries, I got it to fit snug!
I finished shaping the handle
I sanded through to #1200, then put several coats of sanding sealer on it.
I will put 8 to 10 coats of rattle can lacquer on it too.
This is the business end, supposed to be really good for flipping things like steaks etc.
This wood, rosewood, is a bit chippy, and sure is open grained, but in the end it worked out well, and the handle is sure nice looking. While turning this wood, boy is the smell every spicy.
I'll be giving this to another buddy this weekend, we are going to his house (on base) for a day of fun and to light up the BBQ and give this thing a test drive.