Making Forearms/Handles

Here is the process for both, it is the same, just the dimensions that change.

I like to use Australian hardwoods where I can, as they are world class.

Pieces shown here are Tasmanian Blackwood, it has beautiful grain.

Cutting timber into squares on the bandsaw. cutting squares
Program lathe for dimensions. program
Setup on centres to turn round, setup and let it go. turning
A gun drill makes the hole for the core. gun drill
Some timber turned and cored as well. timber