Monday 8 April 2019

London pattern Rosewood Handles

I have been working with my friend Jameel at BenchCrafted on doing a small production run of London pattern handles using some of the Brazilian Rosewood I exported to him. 

The prototype is the darker of the two, the other one is the production prototype. We are both very pleased with how it turned out, and are now in the process of getting pricing on doing a small run (will be influenced by interest).  We are thinking 50 handles to start, but could do more if needed.

The handles are just under 1" at the widest point and about 5-1/2" long. I initially made the prototype to use as a file handle, but quickly realized these would work for chisels as well.

 (With finished applied)

Feel free to ask questions, and as soon as pricing is figured out, I will post those details.

These are only available in the States. The export permit was to export them from Canada to the US only, and are able to move freely within the United States, but not outside the States.


Anonymous fairwoodworking said...

These look great! An excellent use of that sweet sweet wood.

8 April 2019 at 20:37  
Blogger Steve Kirincich said...

Hi Konrad. Would you feel comfortable hitting these wooden handles with a wooden mallet?

9 April 2019 at 16:10  
Blogger Konrad said...

Thanks Ric... handles were always in the back of my mind... but I am a very inexperienced turner, so it took me a long time to muster the courage to make the first handle.

10 April 2019 at 20:26  
Blogger Konrad said...

Hi Steve,
A wooden mallet, yes... but not a steel faced hammer - or even a brass one. And not a heavy wooden one either.

10 April 2019 at 20:26  

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