Number 122 is made from oak. I turned the blank on the lathe, but I messed up and took some chunks out of the "collar." You can see it in the picture below. This was going to be the #121, but because of the chunks, I started over and made a new #121. Today, I thought I would see if I could redeem this brush handle. Using my Dremel, I got rid of the chunks and did a bit more shaping. Then I marked it out and began making the flutes.
I thinned out the neck, marked off where the flutes would go, and began to shape it.
I decided that I would put a dime in the bottom of the handle, so I marked it off and routed out the space for the dime.
I made the knot hole the old fashion way by marking off the hole and drilling it out with a 5/16 drill. Then I connected the holes and smoothed everything out with my Dremel. It will take a 24mm knot.
After hand sanding it very smooth, I sealed it with a golden pecan stain/sealer.
I am letting it set for a day before I apply the finish to it.
Omega Professional boar knot is harvested for the #122.