Decided to make a handle for one of the small carvers I just heat treated. I have some cherry left that I purchased over a year ago to do some carving and turning with, so decided to use it. Didn't necessarily needed it, but saw splitting the blocks as a decent excuse to use the froe I just hafted. Then squared things up a bit with a vintage hewing axe I acquired a while back. I then found the approximate center and drill a 5/16" hole to accept the round tang. (not pictured) Next was shaping with the spoke shave and trimming to length, followed by more shaping. I decided to char this handle, something I normally do for hammer handles. Picture below before applying conditioner. After charring it was burning using a wire wheel and then butcher block conditioner applied. I like the look and natural feel of this finished.