I just finished this Maple fork. After I'd dried it out and got the bark off notice some cracks. One particularly big one on the handle, so I cut it off and added the Osage. From there I did the forks the same, then capped both forks and the handle with black walnut. Its been finished with wipe-on poly. Made to fit my hand. Thats why the finger grooves aren't the same. A girl I work this brought it to me from her pile of firewood. Thanks for looking!