Finished off the open handle this morning with a coat of Danish Oil, I have to say I feel really lucky that the JB Weld I decided to use worked great for filling the crack in the wood and strengthening it. Took it for some test cuts last night and even pushed the pressure on the saw greater than I normally would have to, and the repair held up great. Man is this thing even nicer to cut with than before.
It gets me excited to get the other handle onto the Dovetail blade I have, But that will require retoothing the blade first, I will have to do some research on that before I start. Anyhow just wanted to drop off the pics here and the note. Probably work more on the other saw this Saturday and you'll see updates then.