These are very simple to make and require the smallest of scraps.
Step 1: Gather some scraps
You need a mini or midi lathe for this project as well as a chuck or a way to attach small scraps to the face-plate of the lathe.
You also need some string or ball chain.
Step 2: Rough shape the piece
In the next step we will be drilling the holes for the string to run through the piece.
Step 3: Drill the string/chain hole
The smallest hole goes all the way thru the work piece. The second hole goes in about 1/4" (this is to hide the knot you will tie to prevent the string from pulling completely out).
Step 4: Finish shape the string pull
Once you have the shape you desire, it’s time to sand it to completion.
After sanding. I finished the piece with some friction polish and a wax.