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Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Winz 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:


(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/z1hdexzjkrcjc1j/1%20koa.jpg?dl=0)


(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/3k03o5l7dnyl8tr/2%20koa.jpg?dl=0)


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


(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/46ha3skgv0s0qxf/3%20mahog.jpg?dl=0)


(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/aulblwr3z2n2gca/4%20mahog.jpg?dl=0)


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


(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/yzxmk6y3yzou8wi/5%20zebra.jpg?dl=0)


(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/wcybgi4lbug5v2g/6%20zebra.jpg?dl=0)



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


Winz
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 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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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MacEggs 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 ;)

Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: 1buckie 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 !!!!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Stu Clary on December 24, 2014, 01:04:23 PM
Heres two more...

This one is oak...
(https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10559677_10202955257224123_7602261826360091062_n.jpg?oh=ff8f9c94991f8c301c2d42adfd4866d1&oe=550395FD)

Here's a walnut...
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10646926_10202356323451153_508323358080798849_n.jpg?oh=19f8ab084bf6f2dcaff3433a48057c48&oe=550391E3&__gda__=1426406793_b1250099d4c9b94fd639d6496d3590fc)

Looking forward to the apricot handles that he's working on!  And one day:  ebony!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: SixZeroFour 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...
(http://www.fraservalleyweddingfestival.com/Weber/NOV14/zhandles.jpg)


^^ @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!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Craig on December 24, 2014, 05:39:15 PM
Love these handles. Especially that rich mahogany one!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: eccj on December 25, 2014, 03:24:20 AM
That Zebra is Badass!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Red Kettle Rich on December 25, 2014, 06:25:04 AM
Zav does WONDERFUL work! 8)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Cookingmama 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.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Craig 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.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: wyd 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.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MartyG 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.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3824/12135328123_cfa71893b5_b.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: GregS on December 27, 2014, 06:15:44 AM
@MartyG that looks insane.  wow.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on December 29, 2014, 08:19:50 PM
Those rosewood handles were hard as could be.  They looked awesome when they were done
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: 1buckie on January 10, 2015, 04:49:03 PM
I got some a little bit ago......the first ones to land here at the Kettle Orphanage.....

I've seen them one other people's kettles, but these will grace some special ones here......just need to choose ones I can keep covered or indoors, as there's not room for everyone to do that.....

Courtesy MacEggs for the wood & of of course, the Mighty Zav for the carving !!!

(http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd520/1buckie/2014/After%20XMas/AfterXMas020.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MrHoss on January 10, 2015, 06:14:38 PM
@1buckie - those are fucking gorgeous. Mac is some nice for sending those your way and the Wood Worker obviously has skills.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on January 11, 2015, 05:24:01 PM
I was wondering if I got the address right....glad you like them Buckie!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Stu Clary on January 20, 2015, 05:02:51 PM
I use apricot for all my smoking.  Its a slightly sweet smoke that goes equally good with pork and beef.  It also happens to be very plentiful here, the area north of town is dotted with apricot ranches.  I explained this to Zav as I sent him a couple apricot sticks.  Well, I got these beauties in the mail today...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10423269_10203302789632216_5350180094090157976_n.jpg?oh=f3d8dcb09f70f3c07d820db9399d7adf&oe=556E5BA9&__gda__=1428588223_fc412635f1ecd40e68531fd1f94ce2b8)

Love them!  cool markings on some local wood that I plan to put on my red "P" code 22 incher.  Thanks again Zav, for the great work!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on January 20, 2015, 06:20:44 PM
That wood is awesome......It looks great, it smelled great....if you ever get a few extra pieces I would love to make a few more for my own grills....
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Craig on January 20, 2015, 08:50:40 PM

That wood is awesome......It looks great, it smelled great....


Um........ Judges did that make the tape?


Seriously though this thread is loaded with some of the most beautiful and functional wood in the world.  I can't wait to get some more.


Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MacEggs on January 21, 2015, 10:37:26 AM
Unfinished mahogany …

(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/MacEggs/IMG_4040.jpg) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/MacEggs/media/IMG_4040.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Craig on January 22, 2015, 08:09:20 PM
My house has many leather bound books and my Weber grill handles smell of......RICH MAHOGANY.....
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MacEggs on January 24, 2015, 06:59:22 AM
My house has many leather bound books and my Weber grill handles smell of......RICH MAHOGANY.....

I had to wrack my brain on this one …. then I got it.  Funny chit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKKtnSVeY9o
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MrHoss on February 16, 2015, 01:51:41 PM
MacEggs was kind enough to send me some of those nice Mahogany handles Brian made. I got them unfinished. Today is the first day I put one on a Kettle...

(http://i57.tinypic.com/10dxov5.jpg)

(http://i62.tinypic.com/2ytpd2q.jpg)

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2d15y5k.jpg)



Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MacEggs on February 16, 2015, 04:20:38 PM
I gotta say, @MrHoss, that handle looks outstanding.  :D

I have to send out a million "thank you's" to @zavod44 for his amazing craftsmanship and attention to detail with the wood handles.
The mahogany wood belonged to my Great Uncle. He died in 1974. My folks had a bunch of it in their possession.
I grabbed some of it last year, and decided to send some to Brian. He accepted my handle request without hesitation.

With some patience on both ends, the handles finally arrived ….

Unfinished handles ….. Then some Danish oil applied …. They currently have 2 coats of spar varnish on them with maybe 2 more coats to finish ..

(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/MacEggs/IMG_4049.jpg) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/MacEggs/media/IMG_4049.jpg.html)

(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/MacEggs/IMG_4051.jpg) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/MacEggs/media/IMG_4051.jpg.html)

(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/MacEggs/Handles/IMG_4043.jpg) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/MacEggs/media/Handles/IMG_4043.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on February 16, 2015, 05:36:03 PM
Those look awesome.  That would was great, loved working with it.  Show more when you get them done and installed.  That handle hoss showed was amazing.  That color was so rich, did you stain it?  I have to know what you did to it!   Wow!

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MacEggs on February 18, 2015, 08:11:28 AM
I don't plan on using this, but I wanted a wood handle for it …

(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/MacEggs/IMG_4255.jpg) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/MacEggs/media/IMG_4255.jpg.html)

(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/MacEggs/IMG_4256.jpg) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/MacEggs/media/IMG_4256.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: SixZeroFour on February 18, 2015, 08:22:44 AM
Beautiful handles Mac, it suits the Crimson perfectly!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Qreps on February 20, 2015, 06:27:30 PM
Those handles are so beautiful.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: jcnaz on February 20, 2015, 07:20:31 PM
These are not exotic, but they are gorgeous!

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/20/0ba84688383c6bad061abb32b81e709d.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/20/5ff3d5211aca619b10efe1ef3825f0a9.jpg)

Here is a better pic:
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/20/84119fbc00665d42f50ae797d56f1565.jpg)

And here:
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/20/8d5dbe23fad1783538a4b922b3f65b0c.jpg)

I may have to get a few more soon...
;)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Qreps on February 22, 2015, 04:22:22 PM
I would love to know how I could find some of those beautiful handles. I have a performer that is just begging to have some more bling.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: mrbill on February 22, 2015, 04:26:13 PM
msg zavod44, he makes them. or just click the "wooden handles" tab under the wkc kettle logo
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Qreps on February 22, 2015, 05:19:11 PM
Thanks mrbill
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: mrbill on February 22, 2015, 05:25:30 PM
you're most welcome
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MrHoss on November 06, 2015, 04:13:06 PM
Zebra Wood going with the grain topside on a Crimson taco model:

(http://i63.tinypic.com/4uytfs.jpg)

With side handles going against the grain:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2jb5f9f.jpg)

Koa on a crooked K Red:

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2s1ro6v.jpg)

Walnut on a Copper:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2e0mdqr.jpg)

Cocobolo on a Blue MT:

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2nsnyfb.jpg)

Zebra Wood on Black:

(http://i68.tinypic.com/21b42sx.jpg)

Cocobolo on Black:

(http://i65.tinypic.com/aymsqs.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Cochise on November 06, 2015, 05:08:00 PM
@zavod44  Brian I just recently got ahold of a few solid limbs of Osage orange and need to know what size blocks to cut it into to send over for 3 handles??? Its newly cut as of 3 weeks ago.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Santo on November 09, 2015, 12:01:27 PM
@zavod44  Brian I just recently got ahold of a few solid limbs of Osage orange and need to know what size blocks to cut it into to send over for 3 handles??? Its newly cut as of 3 weeks ago.

Not trying to speak for @zavod44 here, but IIRC, 1" tall X 1.125" wide X 6.25" long was the minimum for one handle?  I could have sworn that Brian specified the size in another post or PM that of course, I can't find at the moment. 
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Bob BQ on November 09, 2015, 12:19:37 PM
@zavod44  Brian I just recently got ahold of a few solid limbs of Osage orange and need to know what size blocks to cut it into to send over for 3 handles??? Its newly cut as of 3 weeks ago.

I've got some osage orange limbs as well. Those should make some beautiful handles...
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on November 09, 2015, 12:23:18 PM
Santo your close, it actually needs to be 12" x 1"x 1.25"  that's the minimum for one handle.  If you need three, then 12"x 1" x let's say 4".....so twelve inches long by one inch thick by 4 inches wide.....that will make three.  We don't want to cut it so close to the bone there isn't enough
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Santo on November 09, 2015, 12:36:34 PM
Missed it by...

(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/4829439/missed-it-by-that-much-o.gif) (http://gifsoup.com/view/4829439/missed-it-by-that-much.html) GIFSoup (http://gifsoup.com)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on November 10, 2015, 06:02:14 AM
You were correct for the top piece.....
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Jason on November 13, 2015, 04:48:36 PM
The Blue MBH has a walnut handle, with clear penetrating stain and finished with "satin" spar urethane.

The Red MBH has a birds eye maple handle, with clear penetrating stain and finished with "satin" spar urethane.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/677/22578768708_bc7264affe_z.jpg)

@zavod44  sent me exactly what I asked for, thanks Brian!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on November 13, 2015, 07:41:03 PM
They came out great.....looks awesome
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Jon on November 13, 2015, 07:55:17 PM
The Blue MBH has a walnut handle, with clear penetrating stain and finished with "satin" spar urethane.

The Red MBH has a birds eye maple handle, with clear penetrating stain and finished with "satin" spar urethane.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/677/22578768708_bc7264affe_z.jpg)

@zavod44  sent me exactly what I asked for, thanks Brian!

Beautiful handles and kettles. Love that blue shade.

It is just stupid that I don't really care what color paint the wife wants on the walls of our home, yet I really admire kettle colors. A lot.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MrHoss on December 16, 2015, 03:48:04 PM
Birds Eye Maple on a Red crooked K:

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2hg5mk0.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: 1911Ron on December 21, 2015, 09:31:04 AM
Koa on my Blue MT
(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s368/1911Ron/Grills/Kettles/DSC_0003_zpsilehwm2u.jpg)
Koa on my Grey MT
(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s368/1911Ron/Grills/Kettles/DSC_0007_zps9sgg0nsa.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on December 21, 2015, 10:30:09 PM
Live Edge Box Elder on my Green OTP....simply BEAUTIFUL       
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpsc620hrl7.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpsc620hrl7.jpg.html)
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpseetorn4z.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpseetorn4z.jpg.html)
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpswxub2rsj.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpswxub2rsj.jpg.html)


Drink a little drink, Smoke a little smoke     8)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: captjoe06 on December 22, 2015, 02:29:21 AM
MacEggs was kind enough to send me some of those nice Mahogany handles Brian made. I got them unfinished. Today is the first day I put one on a Kettle...

(http://i57.tinypic.com/10dxov5.jpg)

(http://i62.tinypic.com/2ytpd2q.jpg)

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2d15y5k.jpg)

I'd say that deep rich mahogony color is my favorite of the bunch.  Great work
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Winz on December 22, 2015, 03:18:27 PM
My latest Zav acquisition:


(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/ps68ysqhbp1tao2/5%20top%20IMG_1296.jpg?dl=0)


(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/xj9mack8c9wlf4f/7%20top%20IMG_1297.jpg?dl=0)


Winz
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Shoestringshop on December 23, 2015, 04:12:47 AM
Sorry didn't take a group photo...

(http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q628/dan96/0ce73b7b-b629-465f-a119-06f8054d1bdb_zpsm81n8a6p.jpg) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/dan96/media/0ce73b7b-b629-465f-a119-06f8054d1bdb_zpsm81n8a6p.jpg.html)

(http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q628/dan96/Maple20Cubs20Handle_zpszm2wrzdo.jpg) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/dan96/media/Maple20Cubs20Handle_zpszm2wrzdo.jpg.html)

(http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q628/dan96/IMG_3101_zpsiokcwwe4.jpg) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/dan96/media/IMG_3101_zpsiokcwwe4.jpg.html)

(http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q628/dan96/IMG_3102_zpscvehwzky.jpg) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/dan96/media/IMG_3102_zpscvehwzky.jpg.html)

(http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q628/dan96/64b39047-4665-4a31-8273-a6e5f3446714_zpssovwwsf8.jpg) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/dan96/media/64b39047-4665-4a31-8273-a6e5f3446714_zpssovwwsf8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on December 24, 2015, 09:23:15 PM
It's so cool to see all these handles....I will try to keep pushing the envelope, I wasn't sure about that live edge, but it's amazing!....all look so cool.  Love the pics..glad I can be a part of all your awesome grills
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: firedude5015 on December 25, 2015, 07:12:32 PM
The Birdseye Maple handles Brian made for my Son's Christmas present. ..AMAZING!. need to get some good pics of the Cocobolo handle and the wheel inserts he sent me for Secret Santa.
Amazing Craftsmanship, and a Great Guy. Thanks Brian.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/25/e147b780a6080b9f83a95080e8014263.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/25/3e5a9b240e601882134a05e4386dcbb9.jpg)

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Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on December 27, 2015, 09:16:37 AM
Received a zav handle from my wife for Christmas. Just put it on my CB performer. Beautiful handle Brian
 (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/27/b55445e15c6237d534ed0c54570cac12.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: firedude5015 on December 27, 2015, 12:59:57 PM
Cocobolo on my E code One Touch Blackie. This handle is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks Brian!
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/27/a8b33802ba0e8f0494dd2bed6e0cbb8b.jpg)

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: WNC on January 17, 2016, 08:01:47 AM
Here's my two latest handles from Brian. Just absolutely stunning!

The bottom one is just incredible. It's solid ebony which is going on my blacked-out/midnight performer. Pics of that one coming soon. The weight and feel of this one just screams quality.

The top one is going on an 18 pat. pending avocado. I love that he includes little covers to go over the screws so it looks like it was riveted on, nice attention to detail!

Pics don't do them justice! The quality is just outstanding, even my wife was super impressed. Can't wait til the weather clears up, so I can get them installed. Then again it's nice to have them upstairs so I can keep checking them out!

Thanks again @zavod44 

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y516/justinperson/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfevsuqvj.jpg) (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/justinperson/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfevsuqvj.jpg.html)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y516/justinperson/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsh4dmzhnw.jpg) (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/justinperson/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsh4dmzhnw.jpg.html)

(http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y516/justinperson/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsbfjppsgd.jpg) (http://s1278.photobucket.com/user/justinperson/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsbfjppsgd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on January 24, 2016, 01:42:23 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160124/8c72163fe70ec3f1d9ad8bc712afd11e.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on January 24, 2016, 02:46:07 PM
That cedar really pops on the blue!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on January 24, 2016, 03:28:07 PM

That cedar really pops on the blue!

Yes it does, love the way it looks Brian. The Wkc handles on the 26 look great as well.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160125/4e9863034a77a39fa17ca7293c42ef0d.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: harris92 on April 05, 2016, 08:35:38 AM
(http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a553/slieberman92/IMG_3726_zpspyqx01my.jpg) (http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/slieberman92/media/IMG_3726_zpspyqx01my.jpg.html)
Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on April 16, 2016, 03:32:04 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160416/fe7f8d49edc7f3928eb9b7f156f95bbe.jpg)
Birdseye Maple for my "O" code Johnsonville redhead.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160418/f887e9b9939267d5506d709dcb12efaa.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on April 17, 2016, 06:41:02 PM
I still can't believe how great these look when they are on the grills....Thanks for all the love guys, keep up the pics, love to see the grills.....
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: mx.kessler on May 07, 2016, 07:28:26 AM
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/13148319102087y9b4xqofs7.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/13169906102087a603bgnrc1.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/1314831910208721t9vksiqe.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)

got my handles from Brian today, he send them to me, all the way to germany. They are american apricot wood and absolutely gorgeous !

Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: firedude5015 on May 07, 2016, 03:17:09 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160507/60ad45258c6d2e49ac5ee0d803a9d80f.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160507/578912863b7e95d74ff2c402edbc8031.jpg)

Yeah...that's my Woody....i had bale rollers but decided to put them on my
 18 MT
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Shoestringshop on May 07, 2016, 08:01:49 PM
(http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q628/dan96/IMG_3602_zpsagbiian0.jpg) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/dan96/media/IMG_3602_zpsagbiian0.jpg.html)

(http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q628/dan96/cb103b79-0561-4389-8624-4fa296edcfd9_zps81p29sz4.jpg) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/dan96/media/cb103b79-0561-4389-8624-4fa296edcfd9_zps81p29sz4.jpg.html)

(http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q628/dan96/IMG_3599_zpspay33q3l.jpg) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/dan96/media/IMG_3599_zpspay33q3l.jpg.html)

(http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q628/dan96/IMG_3596_zpshoauarwc.jpg) (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/dan96/media/IMG_3596_zpshoauarwc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on May 08, 2016, 05:39:19 AM
Nice end table.....
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: tb6844 on May 15, 2016, 05:21:36 AM
Eastern Red Cedar.  They look awesome Brian.  Thanks again.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u385/tb6844/cedar_handle_zpsvvo1rufj.jpg) (http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/tb6844/media/cedar_handle_zpsvvo1rufj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Cellar2ful on May 15, 2016, 01:25:19 PM


New shipment from Brian today.  Birds eye maple is stunning.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/05/15/DSC00923.md.jpg)


(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/05/15/DSC00929.md.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: mrgoodbar67 on May 15, 2016, 10:09:40 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160507/60ad45258c6d2e49ac5ee0d803a9d80f.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160507/578912863b7e95d74ff2c402edbc8031.jpg)

Yeah...that's my Woody....i had bale rollers but decided to put them on my
 18 MT

look sawesome!!!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: captjoe06 on May 20, 2016, 01:44:08 AM
On the '10 Red Brick Performer.  Thanks Brian
Broke her in last night.
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7113/26521343054_0c6fd179be_c.jpg)


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7508/26521349204_a017af772e_c.jpg)


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7195/26521344584_a683a8c3fd_c.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: bear on May 20, 2016, 08:10:45 PM
Brazilian Rosewood on the OTP Burgundy

(http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t562/sttab77/20160521_121329_zpshaciynnx.jpg) (http://s1314.photobucket.com/user/sttab77/media/20160521_121329_zpshaciynnx.jpg.html)

and another, on the WSM 18

(http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t562/sttab77/20160521_121230_zpsu6rns7kv.jpg) (http://s1314.photobucket.com/user/sttab77/media/20160521_121230_zpsu6rns7kv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: huntergreen on May 21, 2016, 04:51:16 AM
cool, very cool!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on June 08, 2016, 11:53:15 AM
I'm finally a member of Brian's custom handle owners group.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/06/08/IMAG0479.md.jpg)

Although this is my first. It definitely won't be the last.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MacEggs on June 08, 2016, 01:04:57 PM
That looks great, @Darko !  You ordered more than one handle, right ??

Cuz, I see two kettles in the background that need some wood … just sayin' …  ??? ;D ;) ;)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on June 08, 2016, 03:42:29 PM
@Darko that looks great
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on June 08, 2016, 04:05:45 PM
@ MacEggs; No, just the one.  But don't worry there will be more. I was totally blown away by the quality, service & price.

p.s. in a bit you will see three kettles! I'm finally a member of the redhead club as well.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on June 08, 2016, 04:06:38 PM
Thank you @weldboy
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: AZ Monsoon on June 08, 2016, 04:32:07 PM
Is this walnut @zavod44?

(http://i.imgur.com/AcSO7rU.jpg?1)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: AZ Monsoon on June 08, 2016, 04:49:38 PM
And for any new guys that cruise this thread that aren't aware. Brian makes great white wall decals for the older grills.
(http://i.imgur.com/w1OOWEi.jpg?1)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: bear on June 08, 2016, 06:49:55 PM
Is this walnut @zavod44?

(http://i.imgur.com/AcSO7rU.jpg?1)
Holy moley! That is one shiny vent
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Neil_VT00 on June 09, 2016, 06:12:40 AM
I picked this one up from the last set of handles @zavod44 sold on ebay.  Finally got it mounted on a WSM that I have been working on. Amazing craftsmanship!

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/06/09/IMG_3993.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: GregS on June 09, 2016, 07:11:36 AM
zav's on the euro 18 ots. 

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x164/gregs1020/Weber%20Kettles/20160606_195236_zpsr8poqchb.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on June 09, 2016, 08:39:08 AM
Greg, that baby blue is so nice, I love the Bethlehem Olivewood on the smoker too.....

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: bear on June 09, 2016, 02:04:11 PM
Purpleheart and Maple on my custom made cart
(http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t562/sttab77/20160521_122258-1_zpsewwg8ozw.jpg) (http://s1314.photobucket.com/user/sttab77/media/20160521_122258-1_zpsewwg8ozw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MikeRocksTheRed on June 16, 2016, 02:39:52 PM
And now for more handles!!!!  Just got them from @zavod44 two weeks ago. 

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160616/5f16d90ffeef806f6f180141c6ddd826.jpg)


Notice the caps logo in the weber!
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160616/302ca47108384742cba43579002dab3d.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160616/038d93b0f4f361f2dd82450495f4120e.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160616/271bf3dcc9e6e4b1d3e7acd5c59e7fd7.jpg)


Prior to installing the wood rollers and giving this grill a much needed wipe down.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160616/81c7fa2fd2dea5a7c840cc66f90a8acb.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160616/10a0b099436e8ebf996eaf7339bc673e.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160616/08c1c23246c939003f297a998a8598b6.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160616/3f2b414afcdc9df4834a2ccd362ff404.jpg)


And I still have one pair of handles left to put on my three wheeler I keep at a friends house!

@zavod44 -  I'm probably going to want one more handle, vent tab, and a set of rollers for my 26er.  I didn't account for those when I ordered everything else.  You can go ahead and make them up whenever is convenient for you and send me a PM with a total.






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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Cellar2ful on June 24, 2016, 04:24:53 PM


High figured cedar on a 26".

(http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu212/KingL68/DSC01287_zpsummerxgi.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Stu Clary on June 25, 2016, 12:18:14 PM
Added a new handle to my 26er!

(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13521873_10206370025551197_8378543679099561419_n.jpg?oh=c930aeb48b6b6cf20c68560bd25a94da&oe=58037626)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: ClubChapin on July 03, 2016, 10:44:23 PM
Bought these before last years NFL season.


They are on this grill:
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/detroit-ssp-pic-heavy/msg233630/#msg233630 (http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/detroit-ssp-pic-heavy/msg233630/#msg233630)


(http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l546/Chapin_Place/Weber/73f72305-2c30-4893-ad45-e6b416ad3893_zps7kgw9ndc.jpg)
(http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l546/Chapin_Place/Weber/2016-07-03%2009.23.05%20Medium_zpsxuzkhrvm.jpg)
(http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l546/Chapin_Place/Weber/2016-07-03%2009.20.06%20Medium_zpsgsesgu06.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: buckeyesmoker on July 10, 2016, 10:54:34 AM
Before an after !!(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160710/3ce6d2667f284008e212775a5c565f83.jpg)

 Good stuff  installed !!(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160710/97bbda5fe0b41280d91b3577b90e24ae.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160710/00ddefc22b072c372e90a86b5c97ec74.jpg)

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on July 19, 2016, 01:31:32 PM
Plumwood on the Plum:
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160719/0de092db66483f142b170ac4c1e1cc40.jpg)
Tons of character. The shades, colors, speckling, & graining are really unique. Both handles have some pink wave. Top even has a little hint of purple wave, plus a tiny little bit of live edge.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160719/cbf25dee1b174eee26cf78674418b94d.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160719/61042f2a4368820f2929c6e02356429e.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160719/50900ba279d072537029444c4eb8f7d2.jpg)
Matching tab:(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160719/d73c13f804a5a61d4960f9ea82d8fbf4.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160719/84c3dc57302a5da834cf72c816077956.jpg)
Thanks @zavod44 , for a few more pieces of art!!!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on July 19, 2016, 07:12:55 PM
9 more handles and 2 tabs showed up today. Thanks @zavod44 . They look fantastic. Pics to follow.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: JDD on July 19, 2016, 07:33:22 PM
I purchased some @zavod44 handles more than a year ago and love them so much I don't have a kettle worthy of them. 
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on July 19, 2016, 08:18:31 PM
Here we go! THese were for my friend,
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/07/19/IMAG0522.md.jpg)

These are mine;
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/07/19/IMAG0525.md.jpg)


As always Brian; fantastic work!!!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: DummyAccount1 on July 19, 2016, 08:23:55 PM
Not have

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on July 19, 2016, 08:28:54 PM
Get some, you won't regret it.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: DonoBBQ on July 20, 2016, 04:09:59 PM
I'd love to have some of those beautiful handles!

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on July 20, 2016, 05:12:36 PM
PM @zavod44 , he'll hook you up.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Cellar2ful on July 29, 2016, 06:12:51 AM



Black and white ebony from Laos (Southeast Asia) on a sage Performer. 


(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/07/29/DSC01617.md.jpg)


(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/07/29/DSC01619.md.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: TheDude on July 29, 2016, 08:08:01 AM
Now those are slick.

I should have a new entry soon.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on July 29, 2016, 09:55:15 AM
Those look sweet!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Bob BQ on July 30, 2016, 11:31:17 PM
Honduran Rosewood on the 14" WSM. Beauty.

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w667/BobBQ13/IMG_0367_zps4kmxkl0n.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/BobBQ13/media/IMG_0367_zps4kmxkl0n.jpg.html)

Might need to find a couple more for the side handles.

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w667/BobBQ13/IMG_0366_zpsky8pytxu.jpg) (http://s1335.photobucket.com/user/BobBQ13/media/IMG_0366_zpsky8pytxu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: DonoBBQ on July 31, 2016, 02:58:15 PM


High figured cedar on a 26".

(http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu212/KingL68/DSC01287_zpsummerxgi.jpg)
That's my favorite so far!  Hopefully he can hook me up with some of those!

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on August 08, 2016, 08:26:58 AM
Both upgraded to Walnut. Thanks Zav.   Top pic- I got it as unfinished and applied some light stain and varnish. The other ones, I got it finished.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/08/08/2016-08-0723.01.29.jpg)
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/08/08/2016-08-0723.01.40.jpg)(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/08/08/00123.jpg)


(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/08/08/00124.jpg)(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/08/08/2016-08-0523.32.30.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: LightningBoldtz on August 10, 2016, 01:18:01 PM
Very pleased with theses that I took home from Chicago

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8823/28898785325_16f7274801_c.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8691/28794021632_2ed70fb1cc_c.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8576/28613920970_03546ce778_c.jpg)

If I ever clean this grill these handles will really pop.

Thanks Brian
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: TheDude on August 11, 2016, 07:29:12 PM
In the mail tomorrow. Can't wait to see them.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: shock_me on August 12, 2016, 04:14:18 AM
I just ordered three! One for the Performer Deluxe, and two for my 22.5" WSM :) Beautiful work by Zavod44!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: bear on August 13, 2016, 10:05:54 PM
Those are stunning @LightningBoldtz 

I love the colors in that wood, it reminds me a little bit of the colors in my GA handles

(http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t562/sttab77/Mobile%20Uploads/20160814_144716_zpsudoy634g.jpg) (http://s1314.photobucket.com/user/sttab77/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160814_144716_zpsudoy634g.jpg.html)

(http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t562/sttab77/Mobile%20Uploads/20160814_144704-1_zpsi0sbk8gi.jpg) (http://s1314.photobucket.com/user/sttab77/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160814_144704-1_zpsi0sbk8gi.jpg.html)

(http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t562/sttab77/Mobile%20Uploads/20160814_144643-1_zpsaij96nrz.jpg) (http://s1314.photobucket.com/user/sttab77/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160814_144643-1_zpsaij96nrz.jpg.html)

(http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t562/sttab77/Mobile%20Uploads/20160619_132856-1_zpsnjcevis4.jpg) (http://s1314.photobucket.com/user/sttab77/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160619_132856-1_zpsnjcevis4.jpg.html)

Looks like tasty nought
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on August 17, 2016, 01:15:08 AM
Wow amazing!!!......
Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Craig on August 17, 2016, 04:06:36 AM
Got these from Brian. They are Osage orange. They really pop against my '14 Crimson OTG. Quick backstory, this kettle was a rush out to Ace Hardware and buy two years ago this week when the news broke of the lid handle change for 2015. I pulled a Troy and sacrificed grocery money to buy this.   I know some don't care for Crimson but I like this color and I actually like the matte finish on it. Fast forward to last month and Brian set me up with these handles. Thanks again, Brian!

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160817/c2ef1cefe58a650426d2098ee67e7955.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160817/475fd1df4f76ac345e6084f19da30b17.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160817/92515a168641df4193721af701cd3cb1.jpg)


These were taken when the grill was HOT so it's a little darker here. Yes in the tradition of the red kettle, crimsons darken when hot. When Crimson heats up, it resembles a 2000-01 plum kettle. I'll snap some cold pictures later.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: LightningBoldtz on August 17, 2016, 04:20:04 AM
Nice looking kettle there Craig. The handles really pop.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: kettlebb on August 17, 2016, 05:25:14 AM
My Crimson performer has grown on me over the last year. Really like those handles. Great contrast.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on August 17, 2016, 06:47:46 PM
@Craig those were from my personal stash, but when I heard you had that crimson, I decided to let them go.....they look great on that grill.....
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on August 17, 2016, 07:47:58 PM
Beautiful handles, but then I'm partial to Osage Orange thanks to Brian.
Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on September 04, 2016, 12:31:43 PM
African Leadwood on my Copper OTG. Wood is native from S. Africa to Tanzania. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160904/71884579cbf69e661ef2edf28d813ccc.jpg)
Dropped some 1"x10" boards off with Brian during the Chicago meet-up. I happened upon the wood when a friend told he had some dense boards he was gonna throw in the fire. These things are like bricks!!!(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160904/4d271711a0196bafd956abbb9144cf78.jpg)
Another fine @zavod44 production.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on September 04, 2016, 12:32:43 PM
Now I need a few for my ivory!!!

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Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on September 04, 2016, 12:37:39 PM
Now I need a few for my ivory!!!

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You might wanna hit Brian up for a set. A little sweet talking (+ cash) & he might make you a set.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on September 04, 2016, 01:15:12 PM
I have more of the wood...let me know.  Once this stuff is gone we will never have more again....

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: buckeyesmoker on September 04, 2016, 01:20:15 PM
I have more of the wood...let me know.  Once this stuff is gone we will never have more again....

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Which wood is this ? I am needing some more handles. Red MT an Plum SSP are jealous they don't have any yet !!

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Cellar2ful on September 04, 2016, 01:23:36 PM
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/08/21/DSC01878-Copy.md.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/08/21/DSC01881.md.jpg)




Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Neil_VT00 on November 21, 2016, 04:00:12 PM
These just came in today for a couple of my projects. Thanks Brian (@zavod44)! Amazing craftsmanship as always.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161122/d2c527f4926f7e73be68722af9a88b80.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Cellar2ful on December 17, 2016, 01:18:06 PM


High figured cedar on a 99 redhead MT.   @kettlebb- Switched them off my blue onto the redhead for you. Thought it would be more appropriate posting the photos here as the discussion got off topic about handles on the blue appreciation thread.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/17/DSC02722.md.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/17/DSC02723.md.jpg)

Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: kettlebb on December 17, 2016, 01:47:43 PM
Thanks @Cellar2ful. Very nice of you to do that. Looks just as good on the reds. Hopefully I can get some of these after the holidays.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Starspike on December 17, 2016, 05:28:09 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161218/251cea15834475fc77e1ed696b3ccf44.jpg) 
Trying this out on this new little lime guy i picked up recently.

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: TheDude on December 17, 2016, 05:38:06 PM
Got a couple new pieces today. Brian has really outdone himself this time. I promise some pics soon.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: TheDude on December 17, 2016, 05:39:01 PM
Ok. A teaser.

(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd487/sickofcichlids/5CD2D54C-1DD8-489E-A263-4C702D8C21CB.jpg) (http://s1222.photobucket.com/user/sickofcichlids/media/5CD2D54C-1DD8-489E-A263-4C702D8C21CB.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: huntergreen on December 17, 2016, 09:34:11 PM
thats sharp!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: bear on December 17, 2016, 10:28:13 PM
Dude!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on December 18, 2016, 08:10:27 AM
Wow!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Mr.CPHo on December 18, 2016, 09:03:59 AM

Ok. A teaser.

(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd487/sickofcichlids/5CD2D54C-1DD8-489E-A263-4C702D8C21CB.jpg) (http://s1222.photobucket.com/user/sickofcichlids/media/5CD2D54C-1DD8-489E-A263-4C702D8C21CB.jpg.html)
Friggin awesome!


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: TheDude on December 18, 2016, 09:31:42 AM
Thanks guys! That was a gift from Brian, and my favorite so far.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on December 18, 2016, 09:39:35 AM
Dude, OMG...that's AWESOME.....I NEED one of those for my "Cubbie" blue SSP.....DAYUMMMMM. Brian continues to amaze me with his custom work
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on December 18, 2016, 12:36:12 PM
Love it!!!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on December 18, 2016, 07:44:22 PM
Scott We can discuss, as long as Dude will sign off on letting me make more of those......
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: TheDude on December 19, 2016, 06:15:27 AM
@Scott Zee @zavod44 Go for it!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Bob BQ on December 19, 2016, 06:33:40 AM
Ok. A teaser.

(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd487/sickofcichlids/5CD2D54C-1DD8-489E-A263-4C702D8C21CB.jpg) (http://s1222.photobucket.com/user/sickofcichlids/media/5CD2D54C-1DD8-489E-A263-4C702D8C21CB.jpg.html)

As a Cardinals fan, I hate this. But damn, that's a beautiful work of art............
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on December 19, 2016, 06:36:34 AM
:)

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on December 19, 2016, 06:39:02 AM
@Bob BQ you wouldn't be a true Cardinal fan if you didn't

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Jeepin79 on December 19, 2016, 12:12:40 PM
My stuff came today and I am very impressed with the quality of all the parts.  Thanks @zavod44 for the awesome stuff.  I almost feel like its too nice to use but its going on my blue performer anyway. 

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/jeepin79/B96F3B58-C8F6-4E57-99F9-B5157CC6D6B8_zpsrqzfveex.jpg) (http://s132.photobucket.com/user/jeepin79/media/B96F3B58-C8F6-4E57-99F9-B5157CC6D6B8_zpsrqzfveex.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: TheDude on December 19, 2016, 01:18:45 PM
My stuff came today and I am very impressed with the quality of all the parts.  Thanks @zavod44 for the awesome stuff.  I almost feel like its too nice to use but its going on my blue performer anyway. 

(http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q14/jeepin79/B96F3B58-C8F6-4E57-99F9-B5157CC6D6B8_zpsrqzfveex.jpg) (http://s132.photobucket.com/user/jeepin79/media/B96F3B58-C8F6-4E57-99F9-B5157CC6D6B8_zpsrqzfveex.jpg.html)

Those are beautiful. What kind of wood? Should contrast the blue nicely.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Jeepin79 on December 19, 2016, 01:21:03 PM
Not sure what he used, I told him to surprise me and use his judgement as to what would look good on the blue kettle.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on December 19, 2016, 01:28:27 PM
It's walnut...really sweet can't wait to see it on the grill

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Speedster on December 19, 2016, 02:22:22 PM
That's great craftsmanship


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: TheDude on December 19, 2016, 03:08:02 PM
Not sure what he used, I told him to surprise me and use his judgement as to what would look good on the blue kettle.

I always tell him to surprise me. Never seen an order, till I open the envelope. Never disappointed! I take that back. I have seen one handle, before it was sent out. That one didn't go to me though.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Craig on December 19, 2016, 03:14:23 PM
I may have to invest in these wood rollers and wooden turn tabs. They look amazing!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Jeepin79 on December 19, 2016, 03:39:50 PM
The million dollar question is how the hell do I get the plastic tab off of the top lid vent?  I have tried prying it and it does not want to budge.  I am afraid if I pry too much I am going to bend the vent since its just aluminum. 
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: bear on December 19, 2016, 03:50:21 PM
Check here
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/index.php?topic=3323.0
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Jeepin79 on December 19, 2016, 04:25:30 PM
Thanks, I read that thread earlier and still cant seem to get it.  I could just cut it off but would prefer not to do that.  I will try again after dinner.   
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on December 19, 2016, 04:41:52 PM
Brian had these beautiful Bocote handles on Ebay and I was lucky enough to get them. They look great on my Euro MT and I can't wait to see how they look in the sunlight
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpsivdupn5d.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpsivdupn5d.jpg.html)
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpsez3xvkah.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpsez3xvkah.jpg.html)

The bowl handle has an unbelievable live edge that you can see runs through the top piece, simply BEAUTIFUL
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zps954eqifu.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zps954eqifu.jpg.html)
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpsyntcc8tc.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpsyntcc8tc.jpg.html)
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpse3ckrov3.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpse3ckrov3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on December 19, 2016, 04:57:21 PM
Thanks, I read that thread earlier and still cant seem to get it.  I could just cut it off but would prefer not to do that.  I will try again after dinner.

heat it up with heat gun and squirt couple shots of wd40 inside. Wiggle it ad pull up. Should come right out.

Your wood and Scott Zee handles look  amazing.  2 more days for me to get mine. Very excited!


Not sure what he used, I told him to surprise me and use his judgement as to what would look good on the blue kettle.

I always tell him to surprise me. Never seen an order, till I open the envelope. Never disappointed! I take that back. I have seen one handle, before it was sent out. That one didn't go to me though.

Mine is coming in a few days and I still don't know exactly what I am getting. I let him know what I wanted and he takes it from there. I know I won't be disappointed so it is all good.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Jeepin79 on December 19, 2016, 06:18:16 PM
I got the plastic vent lever off, I was able to lay a screwdriver down along it and pull up enough to get it to pop off without bending the vent.  Thanks for the words of wisdom.  Now I just need to roll her out into the sun and get some photos of everything installed. 
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on December 20, 2016, 12:38:52 AM
Looks Great!!!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Mr.CPHo on December 20, 2016, 04:30:06 AM
It has been fun to watch Brian's handles disappear from eBay and reappear here on WKC.  @Scott Zee, bocote handle looks amazing, please share some pics in the day light. 


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on December 21, 2016, 01:23:36 PM
I got bulk of my stuff in today. Some more coming in about a week or so.  Thanks Zav!  I could not be happier.

Lets start with  Black and white ebony.


(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/21/IMG_3262.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/21/IMG_3261.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/21/IMG_3263.jpg)

Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Mr.CPHo on December 21, 2016, 01:39:50 PM
Oh man that zebra wood looks good.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on December 21, 2016, 01:43:53 PM
Looks great!!

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on December 21, 2016, 01:52:27 PM
Birds eye maple.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/21/IMG_3266.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/21/IMG_3267.jpg)

I am not quite satisfied with how I am taking pics. I will take few more and experiment with pics tomorrow.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on December 21, 2016, 04:26:02 PM
Shit! Those look sweet. Don't worry about the pics. The handles always look better in real life.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: TheDude on December 21, 2016, 06:49:44 PM
(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd487/sickofcichlids/B3C3B528-8DEA-402F-A8A3-C0EDA598B069.jpg) (http://s1222.photobucket.com/user/sickofcichlids/media/B3C3B528-8DEA-402F-A8A3-C0EDA598B069.jpg.html)

More to come...
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on December 21, 2016, 09:11:21 PM
That's nice! I love seeing all of Brian's custom work.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on December 22, 2016, 01:06:23 PM
Mohogany

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/22/IMG_3275.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/22/IMG_3274.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/22/IMG_3273.jpg)





Rosewood

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/22/IMG_3270.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/22/IMG_3271.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on December 23, 2016, 09:27:39 AM
Osage orange

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/23/osageorange1f6651.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/23/osageorange209061.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/23/osageorange34a8c0.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on December 23, 2016, 09:35:16 AM

Osage orange

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/23/osageorange1.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/23/osageorange2.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/23/osageorange3.jpg)

Those are nice!


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on December 23, 2016, 10:24:50 AM
Canarywood:

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/23/canarywood1.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/23/canarywoodt2.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/23/canarywood3.jpg)
Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on December 23, 2016, 11:40:34 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161223/92734545ea4e7f1e5d3eb55a2423b218.jpg)

Here's a few that I picked up from Brian this year. Black walnut burl, high figured cedar, tiger wood, and two flame koa


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on December 23, 2016, 11:59:20 AM
@ weldboy - that looks awesome.  I might have to call Zav back and order tiger wood and black walnut. Not sure if I have koa. I do have high figured cedar and Eastern red cedar coming.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: kettlebb on December 23, 2016, 12:27:22 PM
My favorites so far are the black walnut burl and the high figured cedar. Beautiful work Brian.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Mr.CPHo on December 23, 2016, 01:45:16 PM
I love that tiger wood... Salivating. 


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on December 23, 2016, 01:47:06 PM

I love that tiger wood... Salivating. 


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Thought that might look good with my recently acquired yellow. Although black walnut burl would look very nice as well


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on December 23, 2016, 02:08:28 PM

@ weldboy - that looks awesome.  I might have to call Zav back and order tiger wood and black walnut. Not sure if I have koa. I do have high figured cedar and Eastern red cedar coming.

Love high figured cedar. Ive got mun ebony handles coming as well as a few others. Very excited to see those mun handles on the ivory.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on December 23, 2016, 04:09:44 PM

@ weldboy - that looks awesome.  I might have to call Zav back and order tiger wood and black walnut. Not sure if I have koa. I do have high figured cedar and Eastern red cedar coming.

Love high figured cedar. Ive got mun ebony handles coming as well as a few others. Very excited to see those mun handles on the ivory.

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Which handles on your Ivory?  I was thinking of Black and white ebony on mine.  This maybe my favorite so far. Tiger wood, Zebra, or Cedar might all be nice on Ivory too.

I got much more handles to load up here. All of his handles are amazing. Hard choices which one goes on which kettle. Lots of fun though.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on December 23, 2016, 04:53:34 PM


@ weldboy - that looks awesome.  I might have to call Zav back and order tiger wood and black walnut. Not sure if I have koa. I do have high figured cedar and Eastern red cedar coming.

Love high figured cedar. Ive got mun ebony handles coming as well as a few others. Very excited to see those mun handles on the ivory.

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Which handles on your Ivory?  I was thinking of Black and white ebony on mine.  This maybe my favorite so far. Tiger wood, Zebra, or Cedar might all be nice on Ivory too.

I got much more handles to load up here. All of his handles are amazing. Hard choices which one goes on which kettle. Lots of fun though.

Mun ebony

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161224/a3964ac86a420c321ff10b3ceecd919b.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on December 23, 2016, 05:51:13 PM
Nice!  Where you get the pic if you still waiting for the Mun ebony.  Just wondering.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on December 23, 2016, 05:54:47 PM

Nice!  Where you get the pic if you still waiting for the Mun ebony.  Just wondering.

I bought the two blanks on eBay, as well as this one Zav had on eBay.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on December 27, 2016, 06:45:29 AM

Nice!  Where you get the pic if you still waiting for the Mun ebony.  Just wondering.

I bought the two blanks on eBay, as well as this one Zav had on eBay.


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Thanks!  Mun ebony is really nice.

few more.


Sap wood walnut:

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/27/IMG_3300.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/27/IMG_32982.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/27/IMG_3299.jpg)



Lacewood:

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/27/IMG_3301.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/27/IMG_3303.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/27/IMG_3304.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on December 27, 2016, 06:46:53 AM
Those look fantastic


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MrHoss on December 27, 2016, 06:55:56 AM
Those Lacewood handles are flippin' far-out dude.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Vwbuggin64 on December 27, 2016, 11:53:16 AM
The Blue MBH has a walnut handle, with clear penetrating stain and finished with "satin" spar urethane.

The Red MBH has a birds eye maple handle, with clear penetrating stain and finished with "satin" spar urethane.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/677/22578768708_bc7264affe_z.jpg)

@zavod44  sent me exactly what I asked for, thanks Brian!

@Jason, what rivets did you use on these handles and where did you pick them up from? I need to get a pair for a "special project" I have going on.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on December 27, 2016, 12:01:41 PM
@Vwbuggin64   Zavod handles come with a screw and a cover that make it look like a rivot
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Vwbuggin64 on December 27, 2016, 12:09:06 PM
@Vwbuggin64   Zavod handles come with a screw and a cover that make it look like a rivot

Awesome thanks!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on December 27, 2016, 02:11:03 PM
Those Lacewood handles are flippin' far-out dude.

They are pretty awesome but wondering if these Lacewood I been told are actually Leopardwood.

Lacewood -
Quote
Has a very conspicuous flecking that gives this wood its namesake. The wood itself is a reddish brown with grey or light brown rays, which result in a lace pattern when quartersawn.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/27/brazilian-lacewood-sealed.jpg)




Leopardwood -
Quote
Has a very conspicuous flecking that gives this wood its namesake. The wood itself is a medium to dark reddish brown with grey or light brown rays, which resemble the spots of a leopard.
Quote
Leopardwood is frequently confused with Lacewood, and is sometimes referred to as such.  Leopardwood (Roupala spp.) can usually be separated from most species of Lacewood (Panopsis spp.) based upon its darker color and higher density.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/27/leopardwood.jpg)

Regardless, they are beautiful. 
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on December 27, 2016, 03:16:10 PM
Shit! Does Brian have any more wood left with all the handles you've ordered lately! ;D 8)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on December 28, 2016, 11:43:25 AM
Shit! Does Brian have any more wood left with all the handles you've ordered lately! ;D 8)

 ;D ;D ;D  Not sure how much left he has, but he will make you any wood handles you want. I just love all his wood handles.

Few more.


80's Walnut:

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/28/IMG_3307.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/28/IMG_3308.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/28/IMG_3309.jpg)





Koa:

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/28/IMG_3312.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/28/IMG_3314.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/28/IMG_3315.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/28/IMG_3316.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on December 28, 2016, 12:30:59 PM
Love that koa


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on December 28, 2016, 01:07:52 PM
The pictures don't even do the Koa justice, it looks even better in the light....I might have some more wood, send me a note and we can discuss

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on December 28, 2016, 02:21:45 PM
Shit! Does Brian have any more wood left with all the handles you've ordered lately! ;D 8)

 ;D ;D ;D  Not sure how much left he has, but he will make you any wood handles you want. I just love all his wood handles.


I've gotten a few. Post #72 & 92  will give you pics of some. There were others as well.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MacEggs on December 30, 2016, 04:54:49 AM

I'm sure Brian has plenty of oak laying around ….

Got these awhile back.  Unfinished, then applied only spar varnish.  Look beauty on the restored red 18.


(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/MacEggs/IMG_2399.jpg) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/MacEggs/media/IMG_2399.jpg.html)

(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/MacEggs/IMG_2477.jpg) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/MacEggs/media/IMG_2477.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on December 30, 2016, 05:13:57 AM


I'm sure Brian has plenty of oak laying around ….

Got these awhile back.  Unfinished, then applied only spar varnish.  Look beauty on the restored red 18.


(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/MacEggs/IMG_2399.jpg) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/MacEggs/media/IMG_2399.jpg.html)

(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/MacEggs/IMG_2477.jpg) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/MacEggs/media/IMG_2477.jpg.html)

Those look incredible on that red


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on January 03, 2017, 09:17:22 AM
Box Elder.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/01/03/IMG_3317.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/01/03/IMG_3318.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/01/03/IMG_3319.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on January 03, 2017, 10:50:39 AM
If you need oak I have oak

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on January 03, 2017, 11:16:40 AM
I have one you sent me.  You called it "  awesome piece of oak  ".   Don't know what kind of Oak, but it is awesome.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/01/03/IMG_3320.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/01/03/IMG_3321.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/01/03/IMG_3322.jpg)


Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on January 03, 2017, 05:13:30 PM
I'm not normally a fan of oak, but damn that looks great!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MrHoss on January 03, 2017, 05:34:36 PM
If you need oak I have oak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WbjwBJXw0

Skip to 1.22.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Travis on January 03, 2017, 05:37:43 PM
@MacEggs That restored 18" with the handles is beautiful. Very classy.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on January 03, 2017, 06:12:34 PM
@MacEggs That restored 18" with the handles is beautiful. Very classy.

+1
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on January 04, 2017, 04:37:51 AM
You an oak man Jimmy, and I didn't even watch the clip

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Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on January 06, 2017, 08:02:04 PM
Pictures do not do any of these handles justice. The mun ebony handles will be going on the ivory.



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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on January 07, 2017, 12:34:48 AM
Very nice!!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: WNC on January 07, 2017, 04:56:58 AM
You an oak man Jimmy, and I didn't even watch the clip

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on January 07, 2017, 08:09:34 AM
Pictures do not do any of these handles justice. The mun ebony handles will be going on the ivory.



(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170107/4ddee99a5e3826a2b3a043dc3f8b8dfb.jpg)

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Those handles look great! mun ebony will contrast nicely with your Ivory.  Nice!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on January 07, 2017, 11:54:17 AM
Yes on the ivory will be really a great match.

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on January 07, 2017, 11:55:50 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170107/088267ba9a68729d8d58ce55c1dcd25c.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170107/da6da1e26f8de3390466dba65d2077c5.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on January 07, 2017, 11:58:01 AM
Dang....

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on January 07, 2017, 12:42:55 PM
 :o :o 8) 8)    Classy!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Mr.CPHo on January 07, 2017, 01:18:28 PM

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170107/088267ba9a68729d8d58ce55c1dcd25c.jpg)

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Whoa... very nice!


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on January 08, 2017, 07:23:06 AM
Let the parade continue, this STUNNING Eucalyptus Burl handle that Brian created looks AWESOME on the green 18.5 OTP. Even in the sunlight the pictures don't do it justice.
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpsgj2wjwlw.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpsgj2wjwlw.jpg.html)
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zps7vabjaje.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zps7vabjaje.jpg.html)
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpspmgzkdyj.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpspmgzkdyj.jpg.html)
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpscw96o5ic.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpscw96o5ic.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on January 08, 2017, 08:09:49 AM
That handle looks great with that green Scott Zee


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on January 08, 2017, 08:34:51 AM
Scott has a real keen eye when it comes to the unique handles and how they match with different colors, he has some pretty special combinations. 

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on January 08, 2017, 09:33:25 AM
Those are sweet!!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on January 08, 2017, 11:05:52 AM
Let the parade continue, this STUNNING Eucalyptus Burl handle that Brian created looks AWESOME on the green 18.5 OTP. Even in the sunlight the pictures don't do it justice.
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpsgj2wjwlw.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpsgj2wjwlw.jpg.html)
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zps7vabjaje.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zps7vabjaje.jpg.html)
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpspmgzkdyj.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpspmgzkdyj.jpg.html)
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpscw96o5ic.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpscw96o5ic.jpg.html)

Looks amazing!  I love it!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Speedster on January 08, 2017, 01:57:04 PM
Why are some handles rectangular square cut and others roundish cut? Is it preference? 


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on January 08, 2017, 05:49:30 PM
Ebony on the Ivory....dayummmm. Nicely done    @weldboy
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on January 08, 2017, 05:50:33 PM

Ebony on the Ivory....dayummmm. Nicely done    @weldboy


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on January 09, 2017, 10:13:47 AM
Another set of Brian's excellent work !!!(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170109/14e5c54ef3da4c61396a230c4564b89d.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: weldboy on January 09, 2017, 10:14:50 AM

Another set of Brian's excellent work !!!(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170109/14e5c54ef3da4c61396a230c4564b89d.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Mr.CPHo on January 09, 2017, 10:18:49 AM
Nice!!!! Cedar?


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on January 09, 2017, 10:20:13 AM
Yes, HI figured cedar.

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MaxBobcat on January 09, 2017, 10:22:02 AM
Throwback to some old handles zav made me in 2013

(http://i.imgur.com/Maeep8Pl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uBJ8IVYl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/782mJmpl.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on January 09, 2017, 10:28:06 AM
Those are sharp !!!!

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on January 09, 2017, 11:22:55 AM
Dang I forgot about those....

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on January 09, 2017, 11:23:56 AM
What wood is that?

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Cellar2ful on January 09, 2017, 11:39:36 AM
Why are some handles rectangular square cut and others roundish cut? Is it preference? 

Are you talking about the difference between these two handles @Speedster? If so, the top handle is the older, two rivet style that was on Webers with Metal Bowl Handles (MBH). The bottom picture is the single screw handle that was flat.  They switched from the two rivet to the single screw style in 1981.


(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/08/21/DSC01885.md.jpg)


(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/17/DSC02722.md.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Bob BQ on January 09, 2017, 12:58:36 PM
Throwback to some old handles zav made me in 2013

(http://i.imgur.com/Maeep8Pl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uBJ8IVYl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/782mJmpl.jpg)

Those look gorgeous on that lime. Do you recall what wood type that is?
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Speedster on January 09, 2017, 02:04:42 PM

Why are some handles rectangular square cut and others roundish cut? Is it preference? 

Are you talking about the difference between these two handles @Speedster? If so, the top handle is the older, two rivet style that was on Webers with Metal Bowl Handles (MBH). The bottom picture is the single screw handle that was flat.  They switched from the two rivet to the single screw style in 1981.


(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/08/21/DSC01885.md.jpg)


(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2016/12/17/DSC02722.md.jpg)
Yes thank you makes sense.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on January 09, 2017, 02:13:40 PM
High Figured Cedar set and MaxBobcat's ???? wood handle looks great.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on January 09, 2017, 04:35:09 PM
Zebra:

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/01/09/IMG_3323.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/01/09/IMG_3324.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/01/09/IMG_3325.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on January 09, 2017, 04:36:57 PM
Like those !!

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: bear on January 10, 2017, 03:21:11 AM
Throwback to some old handles zav made me in 2013

(http://i.imgur.com/Maeep8Pl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uBJ8IVYl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/782mJmpl.jpg)

Those look gorgeous on that lime. Do you recall what wood type that is?
My guess: Canarywood
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: HoosierKettle on January 10, 2017, 03:25:53 AM
I will guess poplar.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Travis on January 10, 2017, 03:28:23 PM
Walnut on a 73' or 74'.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170111/8c60eacb56382f47fc087dbbfb62d7fe.jpg)

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: HoosierKettle on January 10, 2017, 03:50:37 PM

Walnut on a 73' or 74'.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170111/8c60eacb56382f47fc087dbbfb62d7fe.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170111/5bb6de4bdd7b74bc155f18f67104d8c3.jpg)


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Wow. That's fantastic.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on January 10, 2017, 03:51:47 PM
Man they all look great !!!

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on January 11, 2017, 04:23:35 AM
Cocobolo on the Blue SSP
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpssd8totvr.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpssd8totvr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on January 11, 2017, 04:30:44 AM
Nice !!

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MaxBobcat on January 11, 2017, 04:43:33 AM
Those look gorgeous on that lime. Do you recall what wood type that is?

Thanks.  At the time, Brian told me he got the wood as a sample and wasn't sure what it was. 

Sounds like some of the guys have some pretty good guesses though! 
Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Travis on January 11, 2017, 05:06:20 AM
@Scott Zee I love that stripe down the center of that Cocobolo. It's a actually an interesting quick read about the origin of that tree and how it's used. Sounds like you got the best of both worlds with that particular piece of stock.
I've had to look up a few of these names to find out where they come from. If your interested and haven't already looked it up.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocobolo


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on January 12, 2017, 07:16:09 PM
@Travis thanks for the link...and yes, I LOVE the uniqueness of that handle. 
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on January 13, 2017, 07:22:21 AM
That's a beautiful handle Scott. It looks great on the blue.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on January 13, 2017, 08:39:28 AM
Cocobolo on the Blue SSP
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpssd8totvr.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpssd8totvr.jpg.html)

That is nice! Cocobolo is very dense and heavy wood similar to Ebony wood.  I am tempted to order one. But, too many other wood types already. Resisting the urge.I must stop. I must stop.

Do not make a raft out of either wood... it will sink.  (updated to raft from boat) ;)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on January 13, 2017, 08:50:48 AM
Black and white ebony on Ivory.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/01/13/IMG_3343.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/01/13/IMG_3344.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on January 13, 2017, 09:57:29 AM
Wow!!!!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on January 13, 2017, 10:16:34 AM
Nice !!

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: bear on January 13, 2017, 12:00:32 PM
Perfect harmony
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: haeffb on January 13, 2017, 01:23:27 PM


Do not make a boat out of either wood... it will sink.

I've helped build a concrete canoe that floats just fine.

Wood is less dense than steel, and we make battleships out of that stuff.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Travis on January 13, 2017, 01:40:59 PM
Jesus, greenweb. That a great picture.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on January 13, 2017, 02:02:24 PM


Do not make a boat out of either wood... it will sink.

I've helped build a concrete canoe that floats just fine.

Wood is less dense than steel, and we make battleships out of that stuff.


You are probably right.  I am novice when it comes to making boats or wood types.  My interest in wood types have peaked as I have some beautiful collection of Zav wood handles going.  I said that as a figure of speach, but literally wood sinks as it is like a rock.

Check this clip out to see how heavy these woods are.  You will know why I said that.  :) :) :)
<iframe width="466" height="262" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/V-QJm6s7fHQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>



Thanks guys! Maybe by next week, I should have the rollers and the vent tab to finish off my project " Ebony and Ivory"
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: haeffb on January 13, 2017, 02:12:26 PM
Yeah, not a raft! The ebony logs are heavier than water.

Floating a boat is about displacement of water. Place a glass bowl in a tub of water and it will float, sinking into the water only to the point where the weight of the glass is equal to the weight of water displaced (by the air in the bowl, mostly).

But fill the bowl with water and it will sink to the bottom.

So you could make a boat from ebony, even though the ebony itself is heavier than water.

That's probably more physics than most people come here for, though... :)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on January 13, 2017, 02:22:09 PM
@ haeffb -  my bad, raft not a boat is what I should have said.  :) :)

Yeah, not a raft! The ebony logs are heavier than water.

Floating a boat is about displacement of water. Place a glass bowl in a tub of water and it will float, sinking into the water only to the point where the weight of the glass is equal to the weight of water displaced (by the air in the bowl, mostly).

But fill the bowl with water and it will sink to the bottom.

So you could make a boat from ebony, even though the ebony itself is heavier than water.

That's probably more physics than most people come here for, though... :)

Very well explained. Even I can understand it.  :) :)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on January 13, 2017, 03:59:24 PM
@greenweb  how did you remove the taco off the handle?? I'm thinking about doing that to my Smoke...BTW that handle looks great on your Ivory
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on January 13, 2017, 04:43:25 PM
@greenweb  how did you remove the taco off the handle?? I'm thinking about doing that to my Smoke...BTW that handle looks great on your Ivory

Thanks!  I got a set of brand new Fireplace handles from Darko (Thanks @ Darko) to restore my Weber Fireplace later on. I just used one of it on the Ivory minus the wood that came with it.

Taco shell comes off easy if you just want to use the stock handle strap. Taco shell is lightly pressed on to 2 bolts.  I did not use any of the stock handle assy.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on January 16, 2017, 10:16:54 AM


(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/01/16/IMG_3384.jpg)

Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on January 18, 2017, 06:37:35 AM
Koa I was gifted from @MrHoss on my 18.5 Pat# yellow. I don't know how I missed posting this beauty in the parade.
Close up indoors
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zps5cij1bcl.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zps5cij1bcl.jpg.html)

Out in the sunlight
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpsrnqlim2y.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpsrnqlim2y.jpg.html)

(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpsig1nwp4k.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpsig1nwp4k.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on January 18, 2017, 06:51:58 AM
Wow, love the yellow !!!!

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Travis on January 18, 2017, 07:01:59 AM
Beautiful handles, Scott.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Mr.CPHo on January 18, 2017, 07:18:38 AM
That handle on the yellow is awesome, Scott.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: kettlebb on January 18, 2017, 07:47:45 AM
That yellow is beautiful and the handle sets it off.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on January 18, 2017, 08:16:06 AM
Yes the handle is awesome aswell...lol..

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Cellar2ful on February 01, 2017, 11:46:09 AM

Few more Zav handles arrived last week.  Top 2 handles - Zebrawood (grain wrong way) 
                                                                 Middle handle - High Figured Cedar
                                                                 Bottom 2 handles - Koa

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/02/01/DSC02820.md.jpg)


The bottom pieces are just as amazing.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/02/01/DSC02817.md.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on February 01, 2017, 12:22:23 PM
Beautiful!  Always amazes me how great Zav wood look. Great workmanship @ Zav.  Each one so unique.  I am sure they look better in real life but those are great pics and a great selection @ Cellar2ful.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on February 01, 2017, 12:38:32 PM
Nice!!!!!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on February 01, 2017, 12:41:52 PM
Very Nice  !!!

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Travis on February 01, 2017, 01:05:50 PM
Damn nice. Love that double river cedar color.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: kettlebb on February 01, 2017, 01:47:20 PM
Same here Travis. The cedar ones are my favorite.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on February 26, 2017, 01:57:01 PM
Few more beautiful Zav handles. From the top - Eastern Red Cedar, Zebra Wood ( SJP with metal inserts), Tiger Wood, and Black Walnut Burl.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/02/26/IMG_35513.jpg)



From the left -  Koa rollers and tab, Black Walnut Burl rollers (tab coming on a next batch), Black and White Ebony tab and rollers. High Figured Cedar handles
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/02/26/IMG_35512.jpg)


Black and White Ebony handles, rollers, and a tab on my Ivory MT
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/02/26/IMG_36612.jpg)


Koa handle, vent tab, and Black Walnut Burl rollers on my Red SSP
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/02/26/IMG_35952.jpg)


Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on March 01, 2017, 05:53:02 AM
Let's continue the parade.

I love this live edge Box Elder handle. First I tried it on the Lime SJ, but much better on this dark green Performer I think.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/03/01/IMG_3692.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: kettlebb on March 01, 2017, 06:42:22 AM
It really pops Greenweb!


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on March 01, 2017, 06:48:01 AM
Live Edge Box Elder on green is definitely a GREAT look. Looks nice Greenweb  ;D

(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpszlch5pvg.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpszlch5pvg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: hawgheaven on March 01, 2017, 08:12:22 AM
Zav rocks... custom cedar wood handles for my RedHead and CopperTop...

(http://www.hhsbbq.com/dsp/handle1.jpg)

(http://www.hhsbbq.com/dsp/handle2.jpg)

(http://www.hhsbbq.com/dsp/02-19-17/2-19-1.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on March 01, 2017, 02:05:36 PM
My Crimson SJG needed some Zav love too. Here it is with a Zebra Wood handle.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/03/01/IMG_3698.jpg)(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/03/01/IMG_3700.jpg)


(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/03/01/IMG_370167ff0.jpg)

Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on March 01, 2017, 03:57:16 PM
Holy shit, that's nice!!!!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: LiquidOcelot on March 01, 2017, 07:02:42 PM
I gotta say, @MrHoss, that handle looks outstanding.  :D

I have to send out a million "thank you's" to @zavod44 for his amazing craftsmanship and attention to detail with the wood handles.
The mahogany wood belonged to my Great Uncle. He died in 1974. My folks had a bunch of it in their possession.
I grabbed some of it last year, and decided to send some to Brian. He accepted my handle request without hesitation.

With some patience on both ends, the handles finally arrived ….

Unfinished handles ….. Then some Danish oil applied …. They currently have 2 coats of spar varnish on them with maybe 2 more coats to finish ..

(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/MacEggs/IMG_4049.jpg) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/MacEggs/media/IMG_4049.jpg.html)

(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/MacEggs/IMG_4051.jpg) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/MacEggs/media/IMG_4051.jpg.html)

(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/MacEggs/Handles/IMG_4043.jpg) (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/MacEggs/media/Handles/IMG_4043.jpg.html)
those handles are beautiful

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Foster Dahlet on March 03, 2017, 08:03:38 AM

(http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q421/jfherring/WP_20170303_11_25_57_Pro_zpsrkauyfvj.jpg) (http://s350.photobucket.com/user/jfherring/media/WP_20170303_11_25_57_Pro_zpsrkauyfvj.jpg.html)

(http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q421/jfherring/WP_20170303_11_25_46_Pro_zpsnncjdokc.jpg) (http://s350.photobucket.com/user/jfherring/media/WP_20170303_11_25_46_Pro_zpsnncjdokc.jpg.html)

Thank you @greenweb , for your generosity.  I now have a Zav Wood handle on my 2002 SSP.  @zavod44 , thank you for sending it!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on March 03, 2017, 08:51:37 AM
NP! Looks great on your performer.  Thanks Zav for sending him a nice wood handle.

Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on March 06, 2017, 12:37:55 PM
Thank you  Brian (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170306/59685bad1d2546ca70592d7eecdfbb1e.jpg)

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on March 06, 2017, 03:20:44 PM
^^^ Looks great! Just in time for your Yellow to have a nice Zav handle.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on March 16, 2017, 09:08:08 AM
Thanks to Mark @MacEggs for this beautiful mahogany handle and Brian @zavod44 for his master craftsmanship. In was torn as to what SJG this beauty should go on. After trying it and looking GREAT on both a copper and green I've decided to go with the Green "DI" SJG. Nice contrast between the rich mahogany and green.
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpsvbbrmeqz.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpsvbbrmeqz.jpg.html)
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpsvqcm44ve.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpsvqcm44ve.jpg.html)
(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag406/scottzee26/temporary_zpspcvuxpzy.jpg) (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/scottzee26/media/temporary_zpspcvuxpzy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MrHoss on March 16, 2017, 09:15:04 AM
Mahogany....just has a wonderful way of rolling off the tongue don't it. Beauty flippin' handle Dude. I have one of those from Mac on a new style Black J.J..

From page 2 of this thread.......oh my.......

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2d15y5k.jpg)

Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Antisven84 on March 16, 2017, 10:45:28 AM
Man I'm looking forward to the arrival of my order now, 163 handles.......


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: kettlebb on March 16, 2017, 11:33:46 AM
Wow! We call the directors office floor Mahogany row.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Mr.Smoke on March 23, 2017, 05:43:06 PM
I just spent the last hour reading this thread and each and every one of these handles are beautiful. Love at first sight
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: vader06 on March 24, 2017, 05:39:37 AM
I recently received these handles.  They are awesome!  Thank you Brian!




  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170324/1f0645f81dda3aa08c36c7ff851bd9fe.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170324/f786814b5c932251181af04b1f1a2891.jpg)

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on March 24, 2017, 02:05:08 PM
@ vader06 - they all look great! The first set looks like a tiger maple, second one not sure but looks great, and the third is black burl walnut which I am also putting on my yellow.

I should be getting few more next week. Very excited!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on March 27, 2017, 12:12:50 PM
Few more..... Jatoba @ the bottom and rustic Hickory above that.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/03/27/IMG_3869.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/03/27/IMG_3853.jpg)

Zebra grains going wrong way.
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/04/03/IMG_3849.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/04/03/IMG_3852.jpg)
           
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: thinkblue on March 27, 2017, 04:29:59 PM
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Jet300 on March 27, 2017, 08:19:48 PM
Just got mine this weekend.  Thanks Brian!

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on April 01, 2017, 01:19:21 PM
My last order from Brian. Can anyone figure what's wrong here?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170401/12d1fab699dcc54a9b1e6e1818e4b2ed.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Travis on April 01, 2017, 01:36:09 PM
My last order from Brian. Can anyone figure what's wrong here?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170401/12d1fab699dcc54a9b1e6e1818e4b2ed.jpg)


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Either whiskey or hookers were happening then. Maybe both.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on April 01, 2017, 01:51:20 PM
My last order from Brian. Can anyone figure what's wrong here?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170401/12d1fab699dcc54a9b1e6e1818e4b2ed.jpg)


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That is a new style, same as the new MT lid handles to mount the screw from the bot. so the top handle shows no screw caps.  It was either special ordered that way or Zav got drunk or so tired he drilled thru from the wrong side.  I would guess that you requested to have it done this way. 

Lets see how it looks from the top.  I think it would look sharp with no screw head or the hole showing.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on April 01, 2017, 02:40:39 PM
That is a new style, same as the new MT lid handles to mount the screw from the bot. so the top handle shows no screw caps.  It was either special ordered that way or Zav got drunk or so tired he drilled thru from the wrong side.  I would guess that you requested to have it done this way. 

Lets see how it looks from the top.  I think it would look sharp with no screw head or the hole showing.
I cannot attest to Brian's level of intoxication during the manufacture of these handles, but he was just doing what was requested.
Finished product:(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170401/336a171d03c263ac3de2af960d7acbf3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170401/1599a2dbeb280d4988bb208e8a17c886.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Jet300 on April 01, 2017, 02:41:32 PM
Now those are sweet!

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on April 01, 2017, 02:48:39 PM
Brian cut these out of some Oak barrel staves. Really nice touch to keep with the Jack Daniel's theme. Artwork mimics the branding on the whisker barrels. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170401/4c7df8d36a5ef8e650559fde1331a34e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170401/500c5ca9fd603fc262b3fc4606b05a13.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Travis on April 01, 2017, 02:56:39 PM
Damn. That is bad ass..


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: LiquidOcelot on April 01, 2017, 03:58:28 PM
That is a new style, same as the new MT lid handles to mount the screw from the bot. so the top handle shows no screw caps.  It was either special ordered that way or Zav got drunk or so tired he drilled thru from the wrong side.  I would guess that you requested to have it done this way. 

Lets see how it looks from the top.  I think it would look sharp with no screw head or the hole showing.
I cannot attest to Brian's level of intoxication during the manufacture of these handles, but he was just doing what was requested.
Finished product:(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170401/336a171d03c263ac3de2af960d7acbf3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170401/1599a2dbeb280d4988bb208e8a17c886.jpg)


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oh SHIT!!! now those are bad ass. they would look good on my JD 18
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: mhiszem on April 01, 2017, 04:52:33 PM
Those handles look amazing. I like how the text has a weathered look.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on April 01, 2017, 05:04:09 PM
Those are very cool!!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Lemans on April 01, 2017, 05:17:59 PM
I need 4 the same for my 2 swm'd with custom imprint
Oak handles are fine
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on April 01, 2017, 05:37:46 PM
oh SHIT!!! now those are bad ass. they would look good on my JD 18
That they would. They'd look something like this:(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170402/28441905835efc9c2d2e2452c98a71f9.jpg)
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Neil_VT00 on April 08, 2017, 01:37:10 PM
Love this handle.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170408/69aa04ca8ae7738d8ab7c408444afa20.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: 56MPG on April 08, 2017, 01:38:35 PM
Awesome! I'd call that kettle "Jupiter"!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: mcgolden on April 10, 2017, 02:55:31 PM
Decided on some new handles for my Ranch. Thanks Brian!
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on April 23, 2017, 07:46:37 PM
Leopardwood on my copper SJ
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on April 23, 2017, 07:50:24 PM
Tiger Maple on my burgundy MT
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MrHoss on April 23, 2017, 08:29:58 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170424/577e6059ddcc08ddd7020aacfa245392.jpg)

^^^Holy Crap BrewDude^^^
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Winz on April 24, 2017, 07:07:20 AM
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/4q9hk0xq3q0p7td/3%20mail.jpg?dl=0)


(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/dgcg9oq591qu16c/6%20Bisbee.jpg?dl=0)


(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/s8r1e6dv39zg40t/End%20Caps.jpg?dl=0)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: ffej on April 24, 2017, 07:36:54 AM
Question, how do you keep his wooden vent tab handles on? I bought one for mine but it doesn't stay on, it's just loose.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on April 24, 2017, 11:02:07 AM
You can always feel free to ask me direct.  The issue is, wood is a natural thing and it swells and shrinks differently between the kinds of wood.  Does it come off or is it just loose?

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: ffej on April 24, 2017, 12:20:36 PM
It just comes off, doesn't stay on. I'm not sure if part of the inside broke off or not. I can take a pic later.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: steviesandwich on April 24, 2017, 02:06:41 PM
REAL shame I can't buy shipped to the U.K. 😕
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: ffej on April 24, 2017, 03:21:55 PM

You can always feel free to ask me direct.  The issue is, wood is a natural thing and it swells and shrinks differently between the kinds of wood.  Does it come off or is it just loose?

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: AZ Monsoon on April 24, 2017, 03:31:27 PM

You can always feel free to ask me direct.  The issue is, wood is a natural thing and it swells and shrinks differently between the kinds of wood.  Does it come off or is it just loose?

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I'm obviously not Brian, but does it fit snug? If so, I would probably just put a little superglue on the metal vent tab, slip it on and see if it holds. If not, there's all kinds of high heat adhesives out there on Amazon etc... You could probably just wrap your vent tab with a little aluminum foil or foil tape to shore it up. Just throwing out some ideas.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on April 24, 2017, 03:54:47 PM
I think sometimes the issue is with the vent tab.  I have that issue with my copper performer. I've tried 3 tabs and they're all loose, but they are fine on my other grills.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: ffej on April 24, 2017, 04:47:16 PM
It's not snug at all. The aluminum foil is a good idea. My vent tab originally came with a plastic handle. I'm also not ruling out that something broke off the inside when I first tried putting it on.

Side question @zavod44 . Did you come out with the wood roller for the newer style lid bale? I remember you said you were working on it.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on April 24, 2017, 05:34:11 PM
No, neither is mine on the copper performer, but they fit fine on my blue & copper OTG's.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on April 24, 2017, 07:47:09 PM
Could always put a little JB weld on the slot and then squish it on....

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on April 24, 2017, 07:57:52 PM
Inventory of my double rivet handles.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/04/24/IMG_40272.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on April 25, 2017, 12:28:49 PM
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/04/25/IMG_4028.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/04/25/IMG_4031.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/04/25/IMG_4043.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/04/25/IMG_40382.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Mr.CPHo on April 25, 2017, 12:31:53 PM

Inventory of my double rivet handles.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/04/24/IMG_40272.jpg)
what's the third one from the top?


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on April 25, 2017, 12:49:23 PM
@ Mr.CPHo - Tiger wood is what is called due to the pattern. Different from Zebra wood against the grain, but not really sure what type of wood used. 

Zav is the man. PM him for anything you want.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Travis on April 25, 2017, 01:18:49 PM
@greenweb. Your performer is looking awesome! I really like how you've formed the handle strap and put a 2 rivet handle with it. I like the classic 2 rivets the best. Cedar?


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on April 25, 2017, 01:54:11 PM
@greenweb. Your performer is looking awesome! I really like how you've formed the handle strap and put a 2 rivet handle with it. I like the classic 2 rivets the best. Cedar?


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Thank you sir! I am very pleased with how this performer project is turning out. Double rivet high fig. cedar looks awesome in real life. Great contrast to this C&B lime.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/04/26/IMG_40403.jpg)

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on May 19, 2017, 05:06:34 PM
Few more handles I got this week.  Tiger Maple with no screw on top and Koa done reg. way. 

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/05/19/IMG_4171.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/05/23/IMG_4239.jpg)

Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on May 23, 2017, 12:55:09 PM
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/05/24/IMG_43224.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/05/24/IMG_43313.jpg)

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Kneab on May 29, 2017, 06:10:10 AM
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MrHoss on May 31, 2017, 04:33:31 PM
I need more handles like I need a hole in my head but hey....I'm a nutbar for these Kettles so wtf.

Gentleman, for your viewing pleasure........surface Koa Wood....

(http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m591/dillard321/CIMG3343.jpg)

(http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m591/dillard321/CIMG3341.jpg)

(http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m591/dillard321/CIMG3338.jpg)

(http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m591/dillard321/CIMG3330.jpg)

Z. says the wood gets the lines near the surface. There are the typical iridescent reddish bits too...only less.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on May 31, 2017, 05:25:26 PM
Very nice Mr Hoss !
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on May 31, 2017, 05:26:22 PM
I need more handles like I need a hole in my head but hey....I'm a nutbar for these Kettles so wtf.

Gentleman, for your viewing pleasure........surface Koa Wood....


(http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m591/dillard321/CIMG3338.jpg)


Z. says the wood gets the lines near the surface. There are the typical iridescent reddish bits too...only less.

Beauty!  I am glad you got both handles. As you know,  I was after this particular handle....but wasn't meant to be.  No regrets as I got so many great Zav handles already.  Looks amazing on blue.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: kettlebb on May 31, 2017, 05:34:53 PM
Do you have a yellow Mr Hoss? I'd like to see it on yellow.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MrHoss on May 31, 2017, 06:05:57 PM
Do you have a yellow Mr Hoss? I'd like to see it on yellow.

Yes but what you ask is not possible. A Homer yes but not a Yellow as they were only available during the era of double rivet handles.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: kettlebb on May 31, 2017, 06:37:27 PM
Ah ha. Yesssssir. Single screw handle.  Wouldn't be right on a Homer. Very nice on the blue. 


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: noreaster on June 01, 2017, 04:17:15 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170601/88300d94cf9e4bd1c5c799857cafb212.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170601/19d3d72d0fddacbf13db2db32440ab0a.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170601/b487c6956bd32938163a7cc2e0b4edfc.jpg)
custom handles done by the master

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: jerr7 on June 03, 2017, 10:17:10 AM
IM trying to get a hold of the gentleman who makes these is it Brien and how do i get in touch with him i like to get a one for my Weber 22 in kettle
 that has the heat shield
jerry
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on June 03, 2017, 04:32:51 PM
PM @zavod44 , Easy peasy.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: racedvl on June 09, 2017, 06:27:45 PM
I just received my first handle from Brian.  I think I NEED a few more..... African Black Palm. On my taco crimson.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: LiquidOcelot on June 09, 2017, 09:48:26 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170601/88300d94cf9e4bd1c5c799857cafb212.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170601/19d3d72d0fddacbf13db2db32440ab0a.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170601/b487c6956bd32938163a7cc2e0b4edfc.jpg)
custom handles done by the master

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those are super nice. just reminds you of all Zav is capable of with his cnc
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on June 13, 2017, 02:24:38 PM
Black Walnut Burl on Lady DI. Classy
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on June 13, 2017, 02:39:33 PM
Red Heart on my 18.5 gold garage girl.
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Lemans on June 14, 2017, 01:56:06 AM
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Lacywood with my Logo adorns all of my fleet.. Thanx Brian


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Lemans on June 14, 2017, 01:56:55 AM
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Antisven84 on June 14, 2017, 06:00:57 PM
I got some of my order from Brian, very happy with the results, I'll be sure to get something special soon too.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170615/aea4d08f965b50012ea6b714734a1cdb.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Lemans on June 14, 2017, 06:15:27 PM
Wow


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Lemans on June 14, 2017, 06:18:59 PM
You mean to tell me that you have that many grill??


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Lemans on June 14, 2017, 06:23:51 PM
What is it like 200? That's a lot of grills


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: 56MPG on June 16, 2017, 10:25:19 AM
Brian takes it up another notch:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4207/35347103835_c10f4d92aa_c.jpg)

@Winz

From this thread:
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/mini-mt/ (http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/mini-mt/)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Winz on June 16, 2017, 12:14:21 PM
Brian takes it up another notch:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4207/35347103835_c10f4d92aa_c.jpg)

@Winz

From this thread:
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/mini-mt/ (http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/mini-mt/)


Sweet!  CF would be proud!


Speaking of woodwork - when you get a moment, google "Martin D-200".  Good lord....


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Antisven84 on June 17, 2017, 03:03:41 AM
I think I need to leave these cedar handles on
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170617/e11d7f315bfa2a65567f5a81203d40fc.jpg)
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on June 18, 2017, 04:02:58 AM
SJP project underway.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/06/18/IMG_4444.jpg)


To turn the Lime and the Copper SJ into SJP with a lid bale/holder assy. so I can put these handles on.  Black Burl, Koa, Zebra, and the Tiger Maple with no hole on top.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/06/18/IMG_4441.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Lemans on June 18, 2017, 04:08:30 AM
Wow.. I saw that picture and had to run into my garage to check if mine were still there..
I have the exact same colors and my crimson SJG now has a brother LOL


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MrHoss on June 30, 2017, 11:59:33 AM
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/06/30/CIMG3459.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/06/30/CIMG3455.jpg)

A Koa handle on a Avocado @LightningBoldtz passed on to me. @Scott Zee this is one of the sisters to the handle on your Yellow 18. A third unused one that is a lighter shade than the one I just put on also exists.....it would look awesome on a darker Kettle.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: AZ Monsoon on June 30, 2017, 12:44:13 PM
The cedar on the blue WGA is amazing.

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RottiGuy on June 30, 2017, 02:04:25 PM
Look's amazing!!

Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: jdorn on June 30, 2017, 03:25:40 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170630/ff878be3f592583b40e38c561c4bc449.jpg)

On my '89

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Lemans on July 02, 2017, 09:44:19 AM
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On my Ranch


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Antisven84 on July 02, 2017, 01:00:45 PM
Zebra on the green ga(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170702/81dd7569825b7ad8e6fc7d3f7f9a5e4d.jpg)
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: RickyD on July 02, 2017, 01:52:19 PM
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MikeRocksTheRed on July 03, 2017, 08:54:22 AM
Got a fun care package in the mail from @Troy on Saturday!!! 

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Lemans on July 05, 2017, 04:41:51 PM
I need one for my fridge!!


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Darko on July 05, 2017, 05:45:33 PM
I got some of my order from Brian, very happy with the results, I'll be sure to get something special soon too.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170615/aea4d08f965b50012ea6b714734a1cdb.jpg)


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Holy Shit!!!!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Antisven84 on July 05, 2017, 05:49:07 PM

I got some of my order from Brian, very happy with the results, I'll be sure to get something special soon too.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170615/aea4d08f965b50012ea6b714734a1cdb.jpg)


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Holy Shit!!!!

Group buy bro, also here's the sage green with a zebra.
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: mhiszem on July 05, 2017, 06:13:16 PM
Wow that color/wood combo looks amazing!


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on July 12, 2017, 05:33:59 AM
Thanks to Brian @zavod44 for making these sweet handles. And to @Troy for giving me the WKC 5th Anniversary handle last Saturday. Can't thank you both enough. Brian made a bunch of the meetup handles (exclusive for the meetup) and each club member present got to pick out one to take home.   (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170712/ee4ada6ae8e76379b9dfc80f90a7a5b9.jpg)

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: bmcneely51 on July 12, 2017, 06:35:08 AM
How do I get some handles like these??
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MrHoss on July 12, 2017, 06:41:38 AM
How do I get some handles like these??

PM zavod44
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: mhiszem on July 12, 2017, 07:29:34 AM
The handles shown above were only available at the chicago meetup last weekend. But @zavod44 makes other wood handles very similar minus that particular engraving. Hit him up for something custom or check out http://weberkettleclub.com/weber-handles/ (http://weberkettleclub.com/weber-handles/)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Bob BQ on July 12, 2017, 07:37:57 AM
The handles shown above were only available at the chicago meetup last weekend. But @zavod44 makes other wood handles very similar minus that particular engraving. Hit him up for something custom or check out http://weberkettleclub.com/weber-handles/ (http://weberkettleclub.com/weber-handles/)

The handles engraved with "Chicago Meet Up" were exclusives... not sure if the handles engraved with the WKC name/5th anniversary logo are being sold or not.... @zavod44?
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Kneab on July 12, 2017, 07:51:19 AM
You had to attend the meetup to receive them.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: bmcneely51 on July 12, 2017, 08:27:26 AM
Thanks guys but I'm just wanting some of the Weber logo handles. I figured the "Chicago meet up" handles were only for that occasion. I need a few double rivet and a couple of the single screw. So Zav makes the ones you can order from the WKC page??
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MikeRocksTheRed on July 12, 2017, 08:34:54 AM
Thanks guys but I'm just wanting some of the Weber logo handles. I figured the "Chicago meet up" handles were only for that occasion. I need a few double rivet and a couple of the single screw. So Zav makes the ones you can order from the WKC page??

Just PM him and let him know what you are interested in and what kind of wood.  If you aren't really sure he will do an awesome job of laying out some options for you.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on July 13, 2017, 12:34:56 PM
EZ green MT and some special High Figure Cedar. @zavod44 killed these.  Brian, you have any matching rollers?
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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170713/200c3fe38135b712b68dbe82f1377bfa.jpg)
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Mr.CPHo on July 13, 2017, 01:39:55 PM
What?!!  That cedar handle is incredible, Scott.  Nice color combo with the green.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Troy on July 13, 2017, 02:04:09 PM
EZ green MT and some special High Figure Cedar. @zavod44 killed these.  Brian, you have any matching rollers?
 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170713/2635a43989391ac1d9472a38f5ca8965.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170713/f79bac2714a16ea602cfee7d46a1d422.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170713/0feed92ca6a01b20b26f909c705698de.jpg)
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That is the coolest handle I have ever seen in my whole life.

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Troy on July 13, 2017, 02:06:56 PM
5th anniversary handles are being handed out to members who have gone above and beyond to give back to other members and/or the wkc community.

If you'd like to nominate someone or yourself,  PM me :)

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: iCARRY on July 13, 2017, 02:09:46 PM
Those 5th anniversary handles are awesome looking.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: stubblebum on July 13, 2017, 02:24:29 PM
That first picture from Scott Zee reminds me of an open mouth with a couple top teeth showing.  Kind of like someone is trapped in there demanding some of that  tasty food coming out of the grill.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Cellar2ful on July 13, 2017, 07:05:49 PM

 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170713/2635a43989391ac1d9472a38f5ca8965.jpg)

This handle is really unique.  The knot hole allows for viewing of the green lid handle strap through the wood handle.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on July 14, 2017, 04:50:35 PM
Live Edge Hickory on the Black Pearl. The live edge is actually bark and gives the illusion of the handle being burnt.
 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170715/48be460821c66a79124cd4b7ff288e5d.jpg)
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: mhiszem on July 14, 2017, 05:00:14 PM
Another sweet live edge handle.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on July 14, 2017, 05:16:37 PM

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170713/e31f3692e0208eb97afa5a3add928829.jpg)

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I love it!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on July 14, 2017, 05:19:43 PM
I've said it before Scott is a visionary when it comes to unique handles....

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: LiquidOcelot on July 14, 2017, 07:51:57 PM
I've said it before Scott is a visionary when it comes to unique handles....

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should market a live edge line of handles.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on July 15, 2017, 04:13:54 AM
Hawaiian Norwich Pine on my "EO" Redmist  MT.  w/Matching rollers. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170715/10d6af7cb4b2dffebfe1542abbfb7edc.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170715/a3a88daf1ad8ad1606346aa99b6301d7.jpg)
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on July 15, 2017, 05:01:45 AM
Live Edge Zebrawood on the custom Gen2 "ER" RedMist performer
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170715/6f6b90cf3cba71abe6c9140484f53f35.jpg)
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: crumbsnatcher on July 17, 2017, 10:41:21 AM
@zavod44 what do you have that would look good on a '74 Yachtsman?  Hit me up, I'd like to order one along with a set for a dark older blue MT. 
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Bob BQ on July 17, 2017, 12:14:09 PM
@zavod44 what do you have that would look good on a '74 Yachtsman?  Hit me up, I'd like to order one along with a set for a dark older blue MT.

I'd recommend osage orange wood for the Blue. 
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on July 17, 2017, 12:25:17 PM
Cuffs and a collar for my rainy day garage Crimson. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170717/67fcab72c22123f767a774005969ba95.jpg)
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: crumbsnatcher on July 17, 2017, 12:28:45 PM
I'd recommend osage orange wood for the Blue.

Do you have a picture of the osage orange handle on a blue?  Just curious how it looks and more importantly does @zavod44 have any for sale?
Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Bob BQ on July 17, 2017, 01:18:09 PM
I'd recommend osage orange wood for the Blue.

Do you have a picture of the osage orange handle on a blue?  Just curious how it looks and more importantly does @zavod44 have any for sale?

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MTW524 on July 17, 2017, 02:36:22 PM
Zavod,

Howdy. Looking for three handles for my new charcoal Go-Anywhere. This is going to be a "go to the beach grill", what kind of wood species do you recommend-- because I'll take it (if available)

Thanks.



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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: crumbsnatcher on July 17, 2017, 06:50:39 PM
@Bob BQ Fantastic combo. 
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Bob BQ on July 17, 2017, 10:59:56 PM
I'd recommend osage orange wood for the Blue.

Do you have a picture of the osage orange handle on a blue?  Just curious how it looks and more importantly does @zavod44 have any for sale?

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170717/16a7922d3682e331fc084d8b227327ad.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170717/4b0c43576d5419588251f0fabbba288a.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170717/897009911591e9bcbc30af89ec7d25ef.jpg)

@Bob BQ Fantastic combo.

Something cool about the Osage orange wood... when I first got them, they were a much lighter, yellowish color. My blue grill was under cover for a couple of months, and in that time, the wood darkened to the brown that you see above.  @zavod44, I mentioned this to you at the meet up.

Here are some before pics:

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: insanespain on July 18, 2017, 11:49:20 AM
Has anyone heard from zavod lately? I know he was busy with the annual get together but I haven't got a message returned in a few weeks. Not in a huge rush but I gotta get me some handles for this ssp restoration!

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: 56MPG on July 18, 2017, 01:39:45 PM
He's around. Use his screen name like this when you want to get his attention: @zavod44

Like many of us that offer parts and such on the site, it's a side-gig that takes time and energy. If it was easy and profitable, we'd all be retired. Patience is rewarded.

Marty
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on July 18, 2017, 02:38:43 PM
Has anyone heard from zavod lately? I know he was busy with the annual get together but I haven't got a message returned in a few weeks. Not in a huge rush but I gotta get me some handles for this ssp restoration!

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Your in box is full and I can't get you a message.....

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: crumbsnatcher on July 19, 2017, 01:01:32 PM
@zavod44 I pm'd you last week about some handles also.  Was looking for a replacement 2 rivet handle for my yellow and a set for my dark blue MT.  Thanks.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: insanespain on July 20, 2017, 01:02:37 PM
Has anyone heard from zavod lately? I know he was busy with the annual get together but I haven't got a message returned in a few weeks. Not in a huge rush but I gotta get me some handles for this ssp restoration!

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Your in box is full and I can't get you a message.....

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I just deleted all the messages but I only had 2 in the inbox and 4 in the sent box? Lol

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Normal_J_Bird on July 23, 2017, 11:02:14 AM
Received my first set of Zavod handles this week as a gift. Got a feeling there will be more added to my collection at some point. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/91aad323094854c64f812b3ddb04faf6.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on July 23, 2017, 12:28:51 PM
Received my first set of Zavod handles this week as a gift. Got a feeling there will be more added to my collection at some point. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170723/91aad323094854c64f812b3ddb04faf6.jpg)
Awesome gift. And yes, you won't be able to stop at one set of Zavod handles.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: DellJones on July 23, 2017, 07:14:22 PM
Those are sweet. Is it possible that I could get a set of handles done? The Portland Trail Blazers logo  then RipCity.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on July 23, 2017, 07:21:43 PM
Those are sweet. Is it possible that I could get a set of handles done? The Portland Trail Blazers logo  then RipCity.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Golly on July 25, 2017, 06:38:04 AM
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/06/30/CIMG3459.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/06/30/CIMG3455.jpg)

A Koa handle on a Avocado @LightningBoldtz passed on to me. @Scott Zee this is one of the sisters to the handle on your Yellow 18. A third unused one that is a lighter shade than the one I just put on also exists.....it would look awesome on a darker Kettle.

where is the third one?
Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: crumbsnatcher on July 27, 2017, 09:59:02 AM
Just receive my handles today. Thanks @zavod44 Brian!  Is there an extra charge for custom name/logo etching on the handles? 

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170727/6ba4dba07f7061c0ec23e27f45a97a1f.jpg)

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Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: mcgolden on July 31, 2017, 06:17:51 PM
Made my 18" OTG complete by commandeering some Zav handles from my charcoal Go Anywhere.
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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/dd27093b31b391023329fbbe550e2d22.jpg)
Don't worry about the GA. Picked up a couple of teak 5th anniversary meet up handles at the Chicago area meet up for the side handles, and just ordered a third teak Weber handle from Brian off eBay today.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170801/71d54a0b812b4ff5fbd5639cc779fd49.jpg)
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on August 06, 2017, 11:49:57 AM

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/08/06/IMG_4576f1d65.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Travis on August 06, 2017, 12:30:44 PM

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/08/06/IMG_4576f1d65.jpg)
Stunning greenweb. Beautiful combination


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Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: mcgolden on August 07, 2017, 05:17:26 PM
Update for my 5th Chicago annual meet up Go Anywhere.  Side handles are 5th anniversary and just received a teak handle I ordered from Brian off eBay. Awesome match.



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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MTW524 on August 08, 2017, 09:25:49 AM
Handles are beautiful. Other than not over tightening; anybody have any suggestions on how to keep the handles tight? It seems that on two of mine, the handles seem to twist out of position over time.

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Kneab on August 08, 2017, 02:12:01 PM
Handles are beautiful. Other than not over tightening; anybody have any suggestions on how to keep the handles tight? It seems that on two of mine, the handles seem to twist out of position over time.

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Send Zavod44 a message I think he makes a modification for newer kettles with the latest taco.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on August 08, 2017, 05:39:39 PM
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/08/07/IMG_4606.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Lemans on August 08, 2017, 05:40:19 PM
Beautiful


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MTW524 on August 09, 2017, 04:11:52 PM
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/08/07/IMG_4606.jpg)
What kind of hardware is on that handle?

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Kneab on August 09, 2017, 05:01:29 PM
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/08/07/IMG_4606.jpg)
What kind of hardware is on that handle?

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The hardware is for holding the lid bale in place when in the transport position.
Traditionally was a wood handle or a plastic both with a groove.
Brian's have nice aluminum inlays instead.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on August 09, 2017, 05:59:57 PM
Pics here of my other SJ's with lid locked.  http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-grill-modifications-customs/sj-transformation/
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MTW524 on August 10, 2017, 04:09:01 PM
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/08/07/IMG_4606.jpg)
What kind of hardware is on that handle?

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The hardware is for holding the lid bale in place when in the transport position.
Traditionally was a wood handle or a plastic both with a groove.
Brian's have nice aluminum inlays instead.
Oh that is neat. But I'm looking for something more suited for my performer lid.

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Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Bob BQ on August 11, 2017, 05:30:43 AM
Other than not over tightening; anybody have any suggestions on how to keep the handles tight? It seems that on two of mine, the handles seem to twist out of position over time.

Oh that is neat. But I'm looking for something more suited for my performer lid.

Is your handle strap one of the older, welded on straps, or the newer "taco" handle strap that gets bolted on? Brian can help you out with either type so that the handle does not spin.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MTW524 on August 11, 2017, 06:01:58 AM
Other than not over tightening; anybody have any suggestions on how to keep the handles tight? It seems that on two of mine, the handles seem to twist out of position over time.

Oh that is neat. But I'm looking for something more suited for my performer lid.

Is your handle strap one of the older, welded on straps, or the newer "taco" handle strap that gets bolted on? Brian can help you out with either type so that the handle does not spin.


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Taco

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Bob BQ on August 11, 2017, 06:28:50 AM

Is your handle strap one of the older, welded on straps, or the newer "taco" handle strap that gets bolted on? Brian can help you out with either type so that the handle does not spin.
Taco

Brian can hook you up with a non-spinning handle. Just let him know that's what you need.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MTW524 on August 11, 2017, 09:25:01 AM

Is your handle strap one of the older, welded on straps, or the newer "taco" handle strap that gets bolted on? Brian can help you out with either type so that the handle does not spin.
Taco

Brian can hook you up with a non-spinning handle. Just let him know that's what you need.


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I wish I had known that was option. I just ordered three new handles.

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Bob BQ on August 11, 2017, 12:19:14 PM


Is your handle strap one of the older, welded on straps, or the newer "taco" handle strap that gets bolted on? Brian can help you out with either type so that the handle does not spin.
Taco

Brian can hook you up with a non-spinning handle. Just let him know that's what you need.


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I wish I had known that was option. I just ordered three new handles.

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PM zavod44  - if they haven't shipped yet, he can probably still make the adjustments.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on August 14, 2017, 04:35:27 AM
When did you order? 

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on August 14, 2017, 04:39:41 AM
@MTW524 if you let me know by 1:00 I may be able to stop it going to the post office.  Let me know ASAP

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MTW524 on August 14, 2017, 05:36:09 AM
@MTW524 if you let me know by 1:00 I may be able to stop it going to the post office.  Let me know ASAP

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That would be great, I figured you already sent them out, and just decided not to pester you with a change order. If you can make the modification that would be great, just let me know how much $ to float your way for the materials and labor. Thanks man.

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Troy on August 17, 2017, 09:04:27 PM
Can someone start the handle parade again?

CUE THE BAND
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Kneab on August 18, 2017, 02:11:12 AM
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: firedude5015 on August 18, 2017, 03:33:53 AM
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on August 18, 2017, 05:38:49 AM
Live-Edge Zebra on Redmist Gen2 custom.
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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170818/c78c4666e87f33bf0e2e892e9271b49e.jpg)
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Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Bob BQ on August 19, 2017, 10:46:51 PM
Canary with Mun Ebony inlay on Red MT lid and unknown wood "5th  Anniversary Meet Up" handle on the bowl.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170820/1b525c572a63588557200d425a7f5ba2.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170820/635d7dac822cec774912f34e1c0606a6.jpg)


High figure cedar on the green Budweiser logo 18 that was acquired from @blksabbath  in a trade.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170820/0c66330faac736b7892e146fdf4da036.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170820/ea271ec1e0e2236cc27110122f1ff6fa.jpg)

St Louis Blues/Weber handles & vent tab on the   Blue 18 OTG. These beauties are all Osage Orange.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170820/6983e6b5f84eb3b3c8f4325c25700289.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170820/06d6c9b748715246989d8a4466ed9ee1.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170820/775bb8214a1f2ed054763d1e63071247.jpg)

Asian Satin Burl on the Red SSP. Handle courtesy of @Cellar2ful  from the Countdown to 5K Members contest.

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: varekai on August 20, 2017, 09:13:26 PM
@zavod44 , Hey brian, wondering if I can pick your brain for a sec, how are you profiling the bottom part of the handle, router, moulding head on a tablesaw, a shaper or something fancier like a CNC?  thanks, Darin
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on August 21, 2017, 07:32:42 AM
Smoke with Leopard Wood.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/08/21/IMG_4671.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Scott Zee on August 21, 2017, 12:47:30 PM
I couldn't decide if my smoke needed light or dark handles...so I thought why not both...this Bubinga wood handle has both sapwood and heartwood giving it nice contrast. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170821/28c394712cd4168831b49a03372b7fc7.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170821/a0a71cb2ea750dd7b985de45a6ec21a7.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170821/17e947f4504d30d277aa2a5dbf4bdd10.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170821/08f7e149f1336eceb44c883ae0b776d0.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170821/539805b62d21cdebd679d707a597698b.jpg)

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on August 21, 2017, 03:00:18 PM
@ Scott Zee - I like it! Really cool.

I decided to go with this on my Smoke.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/08/21/IMG_46912.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/08/21/IMG_46922.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Antisven84 on August 23, 2017, 04:23:20 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170823/e5b4b85e9876f1ad63b9cc4185afd6c6.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170823/9376fe320891f13e0646e4dbe7648613.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170823/a22a26173c1fd36697ff2ff05064b10f.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170823/da01a0e2d2b83b799ca1d99509bfe777.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: hawgheaven on August 23, 2017, 06:25:41 AM
Zav, you do EXCELLENT work!!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Antisven84 on August 25, 2017, 11:07:26 AM
Cedar version
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170825/7fd963786a5a17277939b4fbdc3301e8.jpg)


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: eLLWOODgGLEN on August 29, 2017, 04:12:02 PM
Brian has made me a few awesome examples for me!  Still have a few extras to give to a grill.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170830/004feef2e0a6c3917970d9b8a4ab43ad.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170830/9aa6505644cad5477f9daf2e90c99eb3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170830/098f263941e732d0b31dcfceb7c7b219.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170830/4f699cabb7503b5e7a35558d125b8273.jpg)

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Title: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Bob BQ on August 29, 2017, 09:31:48 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170830/004feef2e0a6c3917970d9b8a4ab43ad.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170830/9aa6505644cad5477f9daf2e90c99eb3.jpg)

What type of wood is on the Blue Wave?

I fucking love that grill.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: eLLWOODgGLEN on September 01, 2017, 06:13:19 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170830/004feef2e0a6c3917970d9b8a4ab43ad.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170830/9aa6505644cad5477f9daf2e90c99eb3.jpg)

What type of wood is on the Blue Wave?

I fucking love that grill.
Walnut

Brian definitely made this grill sexy.

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: db3694 on September 08, 2017, 02:11:15 PM
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Mr.CPHo on September 13, 2017, 06:18:43 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170914/9d199eecc83c5886d8ca73e3b359f462.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170914/8ee1175c4b4d74c9cbbffa83ea8f1d74.jpg)Absolutely love this new cedar wood on my kettle.  Very grateful for your hard work. 


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Mr.CPHo on September 29, 2017, 04:23:41 PM
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: AZ Monsoon on September 29, 2017, 05:00:52 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170930/c772c9648abb5cc8c94c499185607ecb.jpg)

I ordered these as a present for my brothers Performer. Really fantastic @zavod44 . KOA

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: addicted-to-smoke on October 04, 2017, 11:41:44 AM
Just arrived. Tried them out on a recent blue I picked up. Thanks Brian.

high figured eastern red cedar
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/10/04/high-figured-eastern-red-cedar-handle.jpg)


high figured bird's eye maple
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/10/04/high-figured-birds-eye-maple.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: JDD on October 04, 2017, 11:51:17 AM
Bam, those are nice! I have bought several of Brian's handles to restore old kettles but always after I get them and admire them they seem to good to put on a cooker. I finally got brave enough to put a set on my restored ranch but now have to use a cover. Funny I only use the cover to protect the handles.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Firemunkee on October 06, 2017, 04:13:10 AM
Just got mine and I love it! Bubinga!

I'm with @JDD that these handles are so nice I want to keep them as best I can. That said winter is coming up and it gets below freezing all the time. Do people typically take off the wooden handles and put the plastic ones back on during the winter until it warms up again?

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: MacEggs on October 06, 2017, 08:23:22 AM
Do people typically take off the wooden handles and put the plastic ones back on during the winter until it warms up again?

Nah, leave them on (http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/do-you-cover-your-grill/msg320636/#msg320636)!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: namtrag on October 06, 2017, 10:11:45 AM
Can't wait for mine to arrive.  I got some Mahogany ones
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: kettlebb on October 06, 2017, 10:13:28 AM
Use them. Im learning to stop putting things on shelves and looking at them. I want to be the one to enjoy my grills and other stuff.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Travis on October 06, 2017, 06:54:04 PM
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Charlie, I was really considering the rollers and vent tab. I think you just sold me. Dammit! 🤣


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: TheDude on October 06, 2017, 07:44:19 PM
(http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd487/sickofcichlids/5CD2D54C-1DD8-489E-A263-4C702D8C21CB.jpg) (http://s1222.photobucket.com/user/sickofcichlids/media/5CD2D54C-1DD8-489E-A263-4C702D8C21CB.jpg.html)

I have several Zav pieces. This is the only one I don’t use.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: najibs on October 17, 2017, 04:33:45 AM
Hello, newbie here. I'm looking to pick up a few handles for my 3 kettle's. Where do I go about buying these wood handles? Is it another member? Does he have a website? Thanks.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: addicted-to-smoke on October 17, 2017, 05:36:29 AM
Hello, newbie here. I'm looking to pick up a few handles for my 3 kettle's. Where do I go about buying these wood handles? Is it another member? Does he have a website? Thanks.

Welcome to WKC.

Click the "Wooden Handles" link under the kettle image for more info about zavod44's handles.:

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/10/17/wooden-handles.png)

Or you might try sending him a PM at the My Messages link, also up in the top ribbon nav on each page here.

Also, he will sometimes make some available on eBay, as seller executor70: https://www.ebay.com/sch/executor70/m.html?item=282664406006&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on October 21, 2017, 09:02:01 AM
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/10/21/IMG_4930.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on October 28, 2017, 01:33:56 PM
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/10/28/IMG_5006.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/10/28/IMG_4992-2.jpg)

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2017/10/28/IMG_5004-2.jpg)
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: kevtannt on October 29, 2017, 03:18:34 PM
After going through all 30 pages of the thread, I can't help but desire a few of these beautiful handles for my grills.

Are the newer-style taco lid handle brackets the same as the traditional ones? I wonder if the handles are different or interchangeable.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Travis on October 29, 2017, 03:38:04 PM
After going through all 30 pages of the thread, I can't help but desire a few of these beautiful handles for my grills.

Are the newer-style taco lid handle brackets the same as the traditional ones? I wonder if the handles are different or interchangeable.
Brian will tweak the handle for fit.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: zavod44 on November 03, 2017, 12:18:41 PM
After going through all 30 pages of the thread, I can't help but desire a few of these beautiful handles for my grills.

Are the newer-style taco lid handle brackets the same as the traditional ones? I wonder if the handles are different or interchangeable.




I make an adjustment to fit the taco....
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Bob BQ on November 27, 2017, 08:11:46 PM
Added an early Christmas present to the lime SSP I had cobbled together for my brother earlier this year.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171128/d9d290d4b327101f87c1ce81e03df107.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171128/f6a9d2827ef71d5c8a2cbb0749ea4537.jpg)

I gotta say, the yellow hue of this Osage orange is stunning. Looks amazing on blue kettles, as well.  And red, and yep... yellow.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: jaynik on November 28, 2017, 04:29:02 AM
I couldn't resist.  I'll admit that I thought to was a little silly to try to dress up a grill a few years ago, but now I'm a believer. Gotta get one for my blue performer and my 26 now.  I think I'll leave the old plastic handles on my pizza kettle. Thanks Brian!  Great craftmanship.

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on November 29, 2017, 04:52:23 PM
Leopard Wood on my LE Red lid.

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Grillagin on November 29, 2017, 05:28:06 PM
Beautiful!  I need to figure out a new handle strap for mine so I can do that.  Older whitewalls are on the way.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: greenweb on November 29, 2017, 05:43:53 PM
Beautiful!  I need to figure out a new handle strap for mine so I can do that.  Older whitewalls are on the way.

Do it! Love to see it when finished.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: harris92 on November 30, 2017, 11:29:18 AM
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: mcgolden on December 02, 2017, 04:27:39 AM
Black Walnut Topper handles on my new Red Limited Edition.



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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: kingforce on December 04, 2017, 07:30:04 PM
Where Can I purchased some of this awesome handles???


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: addicted-to-smoke on December 05, 2017, 05:15:44 AM
@kingforce you got options, brother!

1) This link is at the top of nearly every page, http://weberkettleclub.com/weber-handles/

2) Also, occasionally a post will be separately created, somewhere (here it was in "Online" sales but it's actually a "Member" sale: http://weberkettleclub.com/weber-handles/ )

The eBay link in that thread will of course consist of fluid inventory. It's the same seller (Brian/zavod44)

3) Alternatively you can send a private message, especially if you possess special wood for cutting, or want a custom engraving etc.
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: kingforce on December 05, 2017, 09:30:47 AM
@addicted-to-smoke thanks for the info


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Bob BQ on December 05, 2017, 10:11:07 AM
@kingforceThe eBay link
is here:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/executor70/m.html?item=282761161138&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Travis on December 05, 2017, 02:42:10 PM
Not the best pic. “Zebra Wood” on an A code faded black.

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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: kingforce on December 05, 2017, 02:43:16 PM
Thanks I will look into a set for my webers


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: kettlebb on December 05, 2017, 02:46:55 PM
No pic on Tapatalk Travis.


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: TheDude on December 06, 2017, 03:26:29 PM
Not the best pic. “Zebra Wood” on an A code faded black.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171205/46c615978c31e56dd18f27d66e9ae840.jpg)


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Bad pic? You mean no pic? Lol
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Grillagin on December 15, 2017, 10:44:49 AM
Lace wood on the lime.  More to follow.

Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: chiku18 on December 15, 2017, 11:06:38 AM
Thank you @zavod44 .


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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: Grillagin on December 15, 2017, 11:59:33 AM
Nice!  I love the double rivets.  I got basically the same cedar one from Zav for the cabin cado.  It has a cool swirl on one end.  The Koa handles came from my Secret Santa, and will be used on my LE red.  Beautiful work, Brian!
Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: bear on December 15, 2017, 12:28:33 PM
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Title: Re: A parade of Zav custom handles
Post by: mcgolden on December 15, 2017, 06:34:29 PM
Black Walnut on my WSM



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