I decided to put some new handles on some Japanese kitchen knives I got from Japan Woodworker.

The wood I used for the handles was given to us as an engagement present by Rach's dad, and is some of the most stunningly beautiful wood I have ever seen. We decided that projects created with this wood become 'family projects'.

I turned it to a slight taper on the lathe and then added a brass collet to keep it tight.