I finely got the Birds Eye maple handle fitted to the fitted to the padauk shank. I had planned to add an ebony collar but I only had a small piece of ebony and it split when I was drilling it. I have not put a finish on yet. I just wiped it down with a damp cloth so the bird's eye would stand out and the contrast in color in the crook and shank stood out. I still have some shaping to do on the handle. It is a bit thick in some areas.I will use tung oil as a finish.
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