Step 1: Fabricate the Handles
Next I drilled two ½” diameter holes approximately 1” deep on the same side of each handle blank near each end. I used a forstner bit to make neat clean holes with flat bottoms.
Step 2: Dowel Assembly
After trimming the dowels to their proper length I fit one in each hole of one of the handles and secured them in place with #6 x ¾” flat head wood screws.