Mark out the locations of the button holes and ends on the wood pieces. You will need these lines to locate the holes for the screws.
Be sure to stagger the holes in such a way that they don't enter any of the button holes, and they won't hit each other. I went a bit overboard with the holes. You'll see in photos of the final product I didn't need this many. Use your own discretion on this step.
Since the heads of the screws have a taper on them, we'll need to countersink the holes a bit. If we don't there is a good chance the screws will split the wood. I used a small boring bit on the dremel to create the countersinks.
Assemble the handle. Be sure to use pilot holes for the screws so that the wood does not split!
Drill the button holes using a 1/2" bit, keeping them as centered as possible.
I decided on a whim to stain the handle. Definitely not required but adds to the "cool factor" ( an important quality in all of my instructables)