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Update on the handle guy.

hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
edited 5:53PM in EggHead Forum
For those that read the post about the handle guy, here's an update. Marty, the handle guy, lives in California and is a nice guy. We talked a while on the phone and I enjoyed the conversation. To cut to the chase, I got the IP address of the person who made all the bad comments and traced it to the Augusta, Georgia area. Marty is being impersonated.


  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Thanks HornHonk, I know Marty as a newbie made a mistake attempting to market his product on here, he realized it too, and apologized. I felt like he got a really bad rap after that. I hope your efforts clear things up for him. :) :) :)
  • Thanks. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that. I too, enjoyed the conversation!

    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.

    "Just living from one cook to the next"

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Welcome HandleGuy,
    I have been on and off the forum so only caught part of what was going on and stayed out of it. Sorry you got the bad rap and hope you feel welcomed in Eggland.

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Capt. Frank wrote:
    ...I felt like he got a really bad rap after that.

    Folks need to loosen their shorts a bit and cut handle guy some slack. There are folks that come on and tout their own stuff and no one says a word.

    Thanks to hornhonk for digg'n into this.

  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Hey Kent, How about posting the link to your "Tips and Tricks" to er30189, Smoking Tips, a couple of posts back :) Thanks
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,130
    Handleguy, as a comparative newcomer to the forum, welcome, and I'm vey glad hornhonk got things smoothed out and then made it public. Good move by him!
    This is a terrific place for all eggers with a ton of info and encouragement available.
    Enjoy and learn (as I have).

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Just did before I clicked on this reply.

    Got a new tip coming up as soon as I can see if the pictures came out OK.

  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Thanks! :) :)
  • BayouMarkBayouMark Posts: 284
    Just ordered some handles from him. Talked to him on the phone--a great guy and a vet!!! :) :)
  • Sip & ChatSip & Chat Posts: 32
    I also just ordered two handles from him and within one and one half hours of ordering have received two emails 1 showing a picture of my handle and 1 saying he's in the process of cutting my handles now. I have not figured out how to post photos yet due to time restraint's but will do my best to post pic's of handles and cook's.

    And thanks to all of you for all you do on this great forum!!

    Kingston Georgia
  • Marty is a great guy. He's a friend with many talents. I'm glad to hear that people are happy with his work.
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,989
    Right on the money GreenLeafBBQ!

    Thanks Hornhonk for clearing this us.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    I am glad to hear that... I really like the handles and may order a couple in the future.
    Large and Small BGE *
  • GregCGregC Posts: 84
    So how do I get in touch with the Handleguy? I'd like to personalize mine a little.
  • SpoonSpoon Posts: 328
    edited September 2011

    You can go to his website (click). I just got my handle from him and his was great to deal with. He works and ships FAST.

    "Pork so tender you can pull it with a spoon." ~Spoon
  • GregCGregC Posts: 84
    I've not been able to find his website, would you happen to have it? **==
  • GregC, there is a link to his website in Spoon's post just above yours,.  Click on the green word "website".
    The Naked Whiz
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,948
    edited September 2011

    I got one for me and one for my brother.  Very very fast!  I love it.





    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: and  and
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • jbennyjbenny Posts: 147
    Should do a handle off between Marty and Mike/Danny.
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,948
    Forgot about that. Things went downhill fast. Too bad.

    On a side note, I no longer have issues posting from my iPad.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: and  and
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • Glad it is cleared up, this poor guy was attacked from the start, even his designed was called "too simple and lack original design or thought". Glad Hornhonk cleared it up.
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,948
    I read those comments and totally disagree.  It is a good bit different than the original but not so different that it sticks out.  Very classy with clean lines.  Almost looks stock and then you notice it.   I prefer that.  
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: and  and
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • Glad to see you here HandleGuy. You were treated really bad at the other site, I think you had every right to post information about your product. You make a really nice product that only fits a specific grill, where else can you let people know about it?. If you are constantly posting "hey look at my stuff" or spamming us with unrelated products, thats another story, but you didn't do that.

    You are welcome here, and feel free to let us know what you are up to.
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    Aw shucks, Tweev, I thought I looked cool! :O)
  • DnormanDnorman Posts: 117
    Those look great.
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