Charred Cherry Handle WIP for Small Carver

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  1. EddieMullins

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    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.

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    Then squared things up a bit with a vintage hewing axe I acquired a while back.

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    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.

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    I decided to char this handle, something I normally do for hammer handles. Picture below before applying conditioner.

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    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.

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    I think ya done well lad. joe
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Nice! I like cherry wood, some rich colors.
     
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