Step 4: Gluing
Test fit all parts together as shown in the above image. Glue all parts together following the instructions for your epoxy.
It is easier to glue the spindle into the top before gluing the collar on.
At this point, you can put the lid in the lathe to round off the upper edge of the collar, however it is not necessary.
After the glue has dried, tie the string through the hole in the lid.