A little project on the side.  Looks messy right now, but not for long.  A birch bark grip for our rod.  

 

 

A little clean up on the belt sander and this thing looks good already.

 

Even better now.

 

And done!  Now some oil finish.

 

    

Oil finish done!

 

The hardware has started to come in.  A nickel silver truncated ferrule set, size 14 (14/64th).