“Dear Sir, A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with sitka top. I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce. The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirey by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a driss press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them. It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career. Many Thanks. ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”
These attractive handles will make even the most random selection of tools look like a matching set. Found in many career luthier's shops, they provide a comfortable handle for files, gravers, rasps, small saws, reamers and chisels. We offer two sizes, medium and small, both with solid brass ferrules. The medium handle is 5 1/2", the small handle is 4". The tang hole on the medium handle is 3/16" and the hole on the small handle is 5/32" . These handles are actually made from Tintul, an Indian "Rosewood-like" wood from India. The Ebony handle is made from striped Indian Ebony.
Ferrules need to be drilled out to accept some tools. Tools may be glued in to the handle with epoxy.
“Rosewood-like” Tintul handle, medium
“Rosewood-like” Tintul handle, medium, very minor defect