I cut a piece 2 1/4 inch long from my handle stock. Using a compass, I scribed a circle on the top and bottom, and then sanded the corners off down to the line. I drew some reference lines and whittled out the middle. The top was tapered in. To make the knot hole, I used a compass and drew a circle as a guide. I drilled out the middle using the Dremel. After connecting all the holes, I used the drum sander and smoothed out and enlarged the hole to about 20 mm diameter.
|Cut out the middle with a knife|
|Smoothed out with sandpaper|
|Top is tapered|
|Bottom rounded and hole started|
|Hole finished off|
|Handle smoothed out|
Adorned with a beauty ring and branded. First coat of poly.
Dry fitted with a pure badger knot for looks. Not the real knot for this handle.