Looks great, is that tiger maple, or did you somehow put all the figure in the wood.
I have been thinking about making one for my XL BGE. I too partake in both bbq and woodworking.I don't like the feel, its too thin for my big hands. An XL BGE should have an extra large handle in my opinion.
I was checking out your site, I like the way you overlap the metal bracket and hide the screws on the XL BGE handle, nice little bit of re-engineering there!!!
XL BGE - adopted 2/24/12
a pair of 18.5" WSMs
Weber OTG 26.75"
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