Thanks guys appreciate the compliments. One thing about making them like in other things you do, a mistake or slip of the hand and all your work becomes nothing but experience. And if it's a nice piece of wood that really hurts.
Thanks Frontiersman, Cherry is a pretty hard wood, take you a little time on them. You can get the ferrules and screws from Brownells, the Ruger medallions can be found on eBay, good luck and don't rush things.