Chuck, you are in the heart of West Coast woodenboat building country and you cannot find Alaska Yellow Ceder in decent lengths?
If not directly in Seattle how about Port Townsend or Anacortes both have boat lumber suppliers but I am sure RGM or another local will be along soon with some other and better answers.
As far as handles and such try doing a Google search using workholding or handles as key words.
Oh bye the way, Welcome Laddy Buck and stay out of the cellar!
[ 02-06-2003, 02:31 PM: Message edited by: Dave Fleming ]
"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish"