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.
Step 5: Insert the String and Tie It Off
Now get the string or ball chain and cut off the length you want to use.
6-8" is a good starting length.
I had to use the drill bit and a hand drill to run the bit in and out a couple times to open the hole up more. This was because the string would bind up inside and I could not get it through all the way. But cleaning the hole out like this cleaned it up enough to allow me to get it right. After you get the string through the pull, tie a double knot on the bottom end of the string then pull the top of the string up through the pull until the knot tucks it-self away inside the larger diameter hole.
Now you can mount these to the chain pulls on the ceiling fan.
Thanks for looking!