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I just finished this one yesterday.

The handle is cut from a white oak crook and the shank is a bit of a rarity around here. A piece of dead alder. Usually by the time a piece of alder hits the ground around here it's pretty well mush. I can only guess why this one isn't rotten.

Either way, instead of turning to unusable mush it developed some really nice color and texture instead.

Here's some pictures.

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An "In Progress" shot with the chunk of oak I cut the handle from.

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Kind of the right general shape but way too big. I took a lot of wood off to get it where it is now. That's for sure about the alder. the things we get excited about around here... :lol:

The bad news is there was a second bend that would have made a good handle in that stick. I managed to mess that one up on the bandsaw. No pictures of that one. :rolleyes:
 

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Yeah, been there, buddy. Even though I tend to not use many power tools I'll get to a certain spot with the handsaw and figure I can split it the rest of the way and the grain takes a sudden nose dive.
 

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There is a lot of truth in power tools allowing you to make mistakes faster.

In spite of the occasional blunder I like my band saw. It saves a lot of time on the grunt work.
 
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