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My new custom handle arrived today!

SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
edited October 2011 in EggHead Forum

New handle has arrived and is mounted ...

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Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ...
BGE Lg.
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    You'll just have to order your own dear friend!  ♥ ♥ ♥
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ...
    BGE Lg.
  • LitLit Posts: 3,074
    Very nice squeezy. Congrats.
  • Awesome!  Where'd you get it?
    Egg Head in Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ...
    BGE Lg.
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,358
    Good looking handle. Will you have to protect it from the weather for it to stay pretty or will it weather age?
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    edited October 2011

    It came with 3 coats of hand rubbed urethane with sandings between each coat. He recommends covering the BBQ when not in use.

    When the finish needs renewal, he says to lightly sand with 320 grit sandpaper, wipe the surface off with ever so lightly dampened paper towel. When handle is dry, apply a waterproof Urethane with a clean rag and repeat after 24 hours.

    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ...
    BGE Lg.
  • neweggnewegg Posts: 78
    I got one just like it for the Mini and had Cracker Jack, our deceased Chihuahua name on it. Awesome.
  • I bought my walnut handle from that guy 2 months ago and liked it until this past weekend.  I always cover my Egg after each cook and took my cover off to cook a steak and the handle was cracked in 2 spots.  I guess I would call them "clean" cracks that are pretty wide making it unusuable.  I live in a mild climate area, always cover my Egg, and haven't tightened it except for when I put it on originally.  I will not be buying from him again or recommending it to anyone.  For it to do that after 2 months is because of cheap wood or poor craftmanship.  Sad thing is it looked nice.  Oh well.
    Love me some maple.  Go Canadians.
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    Indian rosewood.
    I bought my walnut handle from that guy 2 months ago and liked it until this past weekend.  I always cover my Egg after each cook and took my cover off to cook a steak and the handle was cracked in 2 spots.  I guess I would call them "clean" cracks that are pretty wide making it unusuable.  I live in a mild climate area, always cover my Egg, and haven't tightened it except for when I put it on originally.  I will not be buying from him again or recommending it to anyone.  For it to do that after 2 months is because of cheap wood or poor craftmanship.  Sad thing is it looked nice.  Oh well.



    Perhaps if you let him know, he will make some kind of restitution ...


     

    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ...
    BGE Lg.
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,619

    Nice handle Squeezy!  Here's the East Indian Rosewood handle I just bought for my brother-in-law's Egg:

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    I have 8 of them myself and have been really happy with mine!

    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • Pethaps if you ever had one of my handles you could discuss it. Why do you do this and what is your point? If you ever have a problem with any thing i sell just call me. 925 9893712

    Large BGE, Santa Maria Pit, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, MAK One Star Pellet Pooper,  26" Weber, 22" Weber Performer.  Most have custom handles made by me.

    http://www.amlwoodart.com

    "Just living from one cook to the next"

  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    Very nice!
    context is important :)
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    It's too early for popcorn
    context is important :)
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    Pethaps if you ever had one of my handles you could discuss it. Why do you do this and what is your point? If you ever have a problem with any thing i sell just call me. 925 9893712
    There you go Salty Hog ... give him a call ...  :-c
     
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ...
    BGE Lg.
  • LitLit Posts: 3,074
    Pethaps if you ever had one of my handles you could discuss it. Why do you do this and what is your point? If you ever have a problem with any thing i sell just call me. 925 9893712
    I am guessing he is upset that his 2 month old handle cracked in 2 places. His point is to warn people that he got a brand new handle that cracked in 2 places. I would want to know if I was thinking of ordering one and someone has had issues with it. When my egg base cracked I posted it on the forum to let people know that sometimes the bases will crack. It was replaced with great customer service and it seems that is the direction you are heading so if anything it will let people know you stand behind your product.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,697
    edited October 2011
    Wait a minute.  "The Handle Guy" is saying that "Salty Hogs" never owned one of his handles!?

    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    That's what I got from his post ... time to hear from Salty Hogs now!
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ...
    BGE Lg.
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    Pethaps if you ever had one of my handles you could discuss it. Why do you do this and what is your point? If you ever have a problem with any thing i sell just call me. 925 9893712
    I am guessing he is upset that his 2 month old handle cracked in 2 places.
    His point is to warn people that he got a brand new handle that cracked in 2 places. I would want to know if I was thinking of ordering one and someone has had issues with it. When my egg base cracked I posted it on the forum to let people know that sometimes the bases will crack. It was replaced with great customer service and it seems that is the direction you are heading so if anything it will let people know you stand behind your product.




    One should give the business a chance to rectify the situation before complaining to the world ... if you are not given fair treatment, then yes tell everyone!

    Same as the old addage, a happy customer will share with a few people, but an unhappy customer will tell everybody!

    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ...
    BGE Lg.
  • LitLit Posts: 3,074
    It's great if he rectifies the situation but as a customer I would still like to hear people's issues. Just because BGE sends people new gaskets because their crappy factory ones are garbage doesn't mean people shouldn't complain that they got crap in the first place right?
  • What I am saying is that I seriously doubt he bought a handle from me.  It's not like I'm shipping thousands of these things.  On nearly order, I have communication with the buyer several times before I ship a handle so I feel like I kinda know these people.   Also,  I have a detailed record of every handle shipped (my wife is a CPA, what can I say?).

    I don't know who this person is but I wish they would step forward and back up the claim with a call to me.... or something.

    Large BGE, Santa Maria Pit, Hasty-Bake Gourmet, MAK One Star Pellet Pooper,  26" Weber, 22" Weber Performer.  Most have custom handles made by me.

    http://www.amlwoodart.com

    "Just living from one cook to the next"

  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    let's see some pics Salty...

    THG... for the sake of argument... if this guy did order a handle from you... your approach is well... less than inviting :)
    context is important :)
  • Those handles are very cool!  Definitely made by craftsmen...works of art.  IF Salty really got one from someone, I'm nearly 100% sure the craftsman would make it good.
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,834
    edited October 2011
    Is it a coincidence? Someone was impersonating the Handle Guy on the Plano Outlaw Eggfest website recently and saying horrible things. I traced his/her IPO to the Augusta Ga.area. Marty, the Handle Guy is from California. Salty Hog lists his home as Augusta on the BBQ Brethern site. Again I ask, coincidence? You be the judge.
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    a 2nd The Handle Guy? the plot thickens :)
    context is important :)
  • He doesnt show up yo the local egg cooking lessons every week in Augusta
  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,734
    Is it a coincidence? Someone was impersonating the Handle Guy on the Plano Outlaw Eggfest website recently and saying horrible things. I traced his/her IPO to the Augusta Ga.area. Marty, the Handle Guy is from California. Salty Hog lists his home as Augusta on the BBQ Brethern site. Again I ask, coincidence? You be the judge.
    Thanks, HH.  
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101

    It's great to know that we have good people here willing to investigate ... I hope this lays to rest this little controversy.

    I know that I'm happy with my dealings with Marty and that his good name has been restored ...

    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ...
    BGE Lg.
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    That Salty Hog dude is an idiot.  He should be beaten with a bag of oranges.
    Sometimes you have a brilliant idea ... this is one of those times!
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ...
    BGE Lg.
  • jbates67jbates67 Posts: 157
    Sure is a lot of drama here....
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