Originally Posted by rcook73
Those handles look awesome ..home made? I'm kinda wood working challenged ..What kind of wood are they, and how did the pattern get on them?
Thank you! and yes, those are homemade. The wood is Maple and Cherry. The pattern was made by gluing the boards together to make a solid chunk of wood, and then it was turned out on the lathe.
The whole project was just kind of slapped together one weekend with some scrap lumber I had left over from another project. That pattern on the side of the left handle was actually a mistake on my part(someone didn't glue that one up perfectly and/or didn't get it mounted on the lathe squarely). I had intended there to be an equal amount of cherry on both sides of the maple, but since I was off a little bit this is what I got
However, I do kinda like how that left one turned out(slightly off center) better than my initial plan for it