|Maple Splendor Handle|
Here it is, ready to be glued into the lid:
Not to sound like a broken record but the grain on this piece is stunning. You can see in the picture that the ends of the dovetails still need to be trimmed but that can wait. I'm experimenting with spraying super blonde shellac on some test pieces. It's pretty hot and above the recommended temperature to apply shellac but I'm thinning it down considerable and using an airbrush to do it. I'll let the samples cure for a few days and then see how they rub out.