I think the stark contrast of black will really accentuate the natural beauty of the burl. A spacer is small enough that the contrast is not so stark to overpower the whole but prominent enough to complement the ash.
The white will look fantastic, as well, but it will produce a more subtle & muted product. Not a bad thing, by any means... just a preference. Do you want something to be beautifully quiet, or would you prefer a louder statement?
Very excited to see your masterpiece in finality...
for me, red's too much. these gorgeous artistic handle renditions everyone does are already jaw dropping. so much so, they become these trophy pieces to only pull out for VIPS. colors - for this old-fashioned guy - are a no-no for tools.
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