Saw (crosscut or table)
Rasp or router & bits (optional)
1" hole saw
Ruler or tape measure
Ratchet & sockets
Vise or a good clamp and something to clamp to
1" x 4" x 12" (approx.)
4-3/4" #6 hex head screws
4 washers for screws
2 large coffee cans, plastic
Paint or varnish, brushes, etc. (optional)
Step 1: Making the handle
Reverse the board and use the pilot holes as guides to finish the 1" holes from this side. This two-step process makes for a neater hole. Drill a third hole between the first two to remove more material.
Step 2: Final shaping of the wood
Sand the rough edges and surfaces. Paint or varnish as desired.