FRESH OF THE BENCH

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They look amazing, well done!

-- -- Michal, http://WoodworkingWeb.com

A-one stuff my friend.

-- Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

Ahhh, more insipration…keep it coming! Those look really great!

-- Where are the band-aids?---Pro Libertate!

Amazing Kiefer.

Hoe did you the one with a circle and cross inside?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Thanks for the comments guys and I am happy you enjoy the handles and the inspiration .
I love natural shapes and they can be found everywhere just takes a little adaptation and stylizing .
lanwater ….
The handle is made from a top and bottom piece of walnut and the centre is little strips of maple that are the same thickness as the scratcher shaft .
I make up a sandwich and cut and shaped the handle with the bandsaw rasps ,files , sandpaper ETC. before attaching it to the shaft .
The cross medallion is actually a 25mm button that is glued in and is housed in a tight 25mm hole creating a pressure fit .
I made the bit for this from a 1" spade bit by ginding it until I had a 24.9mm hole .
There is one special local wood I used in the handle on the right in the first picture and it is called BUTTER MILK PINE and I am very found of it because of its unusual look .
I have made a box from this and given it to the owner of the sawmill where I get this wood and they could not believe that it was a wood that they sell .

Keifer,

Those are some great-looking, very creative handles. Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

That’s a very interesting grain pattern. You did it justice with a beautiful box

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

They are beautiful Kiefer! Always inspiring to see your designs. Thanks for sharing!

Another creative and cool project.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

I went to the garden for some inspiration for these handle designs and I was surprised how these came together .
These all went on another batch of backscratchers but down the road I am sure I will use them on other projects .
All are made from cutoffs from the bin and finished with beeswax for that beautiful smell .

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