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Old 03-22-2011, 09:36 AM   #1
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Wood grill handles...any interest?

New to the site, and I like what I'm seeing so far. I was a poster on TVWBB for a good while, but haven't posted anywhere for several months.

I wanted to see if there was interest amongst you folks in wood handles for your kettles and smokers. Weber has long since changed over to plastic/composite handles...and while they function admirably, they just don't have that classic look.

My uncle has been working on creating handles using a variety of exotic hardwoods. I told him I'd kick some tires and see if it wasn't something would garner some more widespread attention.

I'll have pictures of the prototypes available in the next month or two.

All thoughts and suggestions appreciated.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:04 PM   #2
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Re: Wood grill handles...any interest?

Well I think the wood handles might go over if the price point is reasonable. Then again, a lot of us are utilitarian when it come to the extras.

Welcome to the forum and thanks for your suggestions on my burger post.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:37 PM   #3
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Re: Wood grill handles...any interest?

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Well I think the wood handles might go over if the price point is reasonable. Then again, a lot of us are utilitarian when it come to the extras.

Welcome to the forum and thanks for your suggestions on my burger post.
Yeah, the grilling crowd always seem to be a handy and resourceful group. That notwithstanding, these handles promise to be on the epic side of things. They're going to be some real beauties, with some exotic wood choices (desert ironwood, buckeye burl, tulipwood, etc) to choose from. I'll get pictures and let everyone else judge on aesthetics, quality, and ultimately a price point they'd be willing to pay. If it works on both sides, we'll give it a go.
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Re: Wood grill handles...any interest?

Can ya post some pics?
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Re: Wood grill handles...any interest?

Sounds interesting ... have spent the money for some of the Cajun Bandit accessories so why not wooden handles? I'll watch for pictures and prices.
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