I cut out about 16 handle blanks on July 12, with my new table saw. Today, I pulled out one of the pieces and began to fashion the #88 brush. This handle is a combination handle having dark walnut on the bottom and mahogany on the top. In the pictures, I have dry fit it with the 22mm Sunrise synthetic. I know there is a big jump from the blank to the near finished brush. I did get it shaped and the first coat of polyurethane on it before these dry fit pictures were made.