After 2 more hours of work, the handle really is starting to “shape” up nicely. I did the initial shaping using a rotary tool with a rasp bit in it. Then started using files and 150 grit sandpaper to get it to it’s current stage of completed. Here are the most recent pics.
I intend to sand down to 320 or 400 grit then add a couple of coats of wipe on poly. I should have it finished and be cutting dovetails by the end of the week.
If I were to change anything, I think that I would make the handle a little larger in the palm area. This one may be a sort of rough draft, but that is the beautiful thing about wood – you can always try again.
-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc