I made this with Lucas the other day. He drilled and faced off the brass and I made the handle (walnut). He actually turned two. His shop teacher asked if I'd make him one too. This one was his. It's made from a piece of 1" rod stock. I traded him a chunk of the 2" for the 1". I'm stoked Luke is taking machine shop. He asked the other day if I'd start looking for a welder and a metal lathe. His teacher is planning on retiring in a couple more years and they are doing away with the program.