Well I thought I would try again. As far as I can tell I still don't like the handles. Tonights was harder than yesterday. I think I had to much pressure with the tail stock. Had a lot of bounce to it like it went out of round. The next one or two I make I am going to try making them as 2 piece wands to see if it makes it easier. This one is a piece of Red Oak also about 15 1/2 long with a quick coat of Mylands.