I've been low key lately, family and work matters have kept my shop time to a minimum, but it looks like things are beginning to settle down and I've gotten back to the shop.
I bought some unhandled tools from David Ellsworth and Doug Thompson and turned my own handles. I'm pretty sure the wood is ash. Three of the ferrels are made from threaded brass fittings, one from a 3/4" copper coupler. Either one works just fine. The copper is a little easier without the threads. I threaded the brass on the handle coated with epoxy, the copper is epoxy.
As you can see, I like longer handles. My theory is you can always choke up on the grip, but once you get to the end that's it. The two gouge handles are 19" long, and the Ellsworth's are 22 and 23" long. The (store bought) Crown pro pm Ellsworth with the black handle is added for reference.
I really like them, they fit my grip and are very comfortable for me. It was a fun project, looking forward to doing some more in the near future.