well finding out that my grandfather has a lathe, i decide "hey lets make a handle" i'v always wanted to do so. the only wood i had to work with at the time was a piece of maple. sorry i dont actually have any pics of the actual turning of the wood but i do have a few pics of it after the bore was drilled.
ok the main thing to keep in mind is that i wasn't going for a perfect smooth handle. i was actually trying to burn the wood on the grinder to get a "rough but charming look." so here is the pic with it first formed and the bore drilled.
the bore is a 22mm and about 13mm deep
i didn't like how sharp the angle was so i took the dremel too it and gave the top more of a curve.
so heres it with a few coats of polyurethane on it.
it next to my vei-long silvertip in unused state. i dident actualy have the knot glued in yet just testing it out.
ok heres me giving her the old soak in dawn. its a verry stinky brush LOL
a quick lather.
and finally BLOOOOOOOM! or should i say BOOOOOM!
the knot was purchased from "whipped dog" and is a 22/65 super badger knot set to around 53mm loft. im still working on getting the stank out though LOL.