I had this piece of wood that I cut out last week and was sitting around. I made it with five sides to be different. I have no real idea how this one is going to turn out or if it will, but here is what I have for right now.
Stage 1: I scribed a groove around the block.
Stage 2: I rounded the top with my knife and then sanded it smooth. I used my round file and deepened the groove.
So far, the only power tools used was the table saw that I used to make the original pentagonal prism. I will be taking my time with this one and will be using hand tools to shape it. I will update progress to this post as the shape emerges.
May 15: Update
I did use the Dremel to make the hole, but the rest has been done with my knife and sandpaper.
I put a groove for an o-ring in the top of the handle.
May 20, 2015
After a little more sanding, I stained with a dark walnut stain and gave it a coat of polyurethane. Tomorrow, I will do another coat of poly.
After the second coat.
Here is the progress graphic.