This has been sitting on my workbench for quite a while and I finally had time to finish it. I think I showed some of the early pictures before but I'll show them again so everyone can see how this thing started. It was a chunky piece of red alder with twisty grain.
I think this was the last picture that I posted and how it looked for a few months before I was able to get back to working on it.
I ground, hacked, filed and sanded away and came up with this:
I finished it with linseed oil and paste wax, and the only thing left to do is band it up and give it to a friend.