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Winz

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A parade of Zav custom handles
« on: December 24, 2014, 09:34:00 AM »
It has been a wonderful Christmas so far.  Due to the generosity of @SixZeroFour and @MacEggs I have been lucky enough to add some amazing @zavod44 handles.  A few quick photos using Bisbee as a model:


Koa:








Mahogany.  Not only is it beautiful, the wood has a great story behind it.  Thank you Mark!








My Secret Santa from Matt.  This stuff is so exotic looking (tiger wood?):









Thank you all!  I will enjoy these for many years to come.


Winz
« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 09:42:16 AM by Winz »
In an ongoing relationship with a kettle named Bisbee.

zavod44

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Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2014, 10:59:38 AM »
It's zebra with the grain going the wrong way....but it looks awesome....glad you are happy, it was a great project to work on for you guys....

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MacEggs

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Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 12:49:29 PM »
I had a feeling that the mahogany would look good on Bisbee.  Don't forget about your copper M/T.  :D ;)

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1buckie

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Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2014, 01:00:28 PM »
I love a parade !!!!


Those look really nice....esp. on the best Copper collection west of the Pecos !!!!
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Stu Clary

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Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2014, 01:04:23 PM »
Heres two more...

This one is oak...


Here's a walnut...


Looking forward to the apricot handles that he's working on!  And one day:  ebony!

SixZeroFour

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Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2014, 03:02:17 PM »
Very cool @Winz - love them all!

The Zebrawood is very similar to Tigerwood but a bit more of a tan base color compared to the orangish hues you get in the Tiger. The blocks Brian used to produce these handles I've had stashed away for over 15 years since I was a young buck working at a specialty lumber store. 8)

There are 6 in existence, all made by the handle master of course...



^^ @Stu Clary: Some more beautiful examples! Stu kindly sent me another zav along with a recent trade - I will post some better pics of here it soon!
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Craig

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Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2014, 05:39:15 PM »
Love these handles. Especially that rich mahogany one!
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eccj

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Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2014, 03:24:20 AM »
That Zebra is Badass!

Red Kettle Rich

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Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2014, 06:25:04 AM »
Zav does WONDERFUL work! 8)
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Cookingmama

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Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2014, 08:17:23 AM »
Gorgeous.....maybe it's the cook in me, but they remind me of the inside of freshly grated nutmeg.
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Craig

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Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2014, 08:26:18 AM »

Zav does WONDERFUL work! 8)

Amen! In the not too distant future I will be putting in another order. I've got some classics that need some new grabbers.
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wyd

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Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2014, 07:32:42 PM »
They all look great.  My favorite is the Mahogany handle.  I wouldn't mind have a few of those.  Tigers ones also score very high marks as well.  I think mine from Zavod are the oak ones which looks 100% better than the plastic handles.  Might have to see about some Mahogany ones.
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MartyG

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Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2014, 05:46:04 AM »
How 'bout some vintage Rosewood? My son is a percussionist, and I restored a bunch of instruments for him over the years. I have a big box of marimba bars that are no longer tunable, so there they sit. Back in the day, marimba and xylophone bars were made from the highest quality rosewood - long before it was protected. Long story short, Brian took the challenge to make a few handles from the old bars, and I asked him to leave the holes in them to add character - I was not looking for perfection. (They are strung on a frame to allow them to resonate, each bar has two holes.) They turned out great, and my son was jazzed to add one to his Performer.


GregS

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Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2014, 06:15:44 AM »
@MartyG that looks insane.  wow.

zavod44

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Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2014, 08:19:50 PM »
Those rosewood handles were hard as could be.  They looked awesome when they were done
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