I have this little 135-140mm deba in pretty bad shape. dirty magnolia handle with plastic ferrule.
Since I have being doing quite a bit of workworking, decided to give DIY handle a try since I have nothing to lose.
Making a square was ok but sanding the corner was a bit tricky as it was so easy to mis-align the corners, thinking maybe next time to use a little block plane to slowly remove the corner.
because it is the first try, just found some spare scarp timber lying around and didn't bother stabilizing the wood (still haven't completed my vacuum chamber yet).
So, here we go:
little deba, $30 from yahoo japan
ferrule in bad shape
PVA glue looks pretty strong, not sure if I should use epoxy instead.
after sanding to 1200 grit and oil
The installation was reasonably straight forward, and I found drilling the hole and filing it to correct shape/size was the most time consuming bit.
here is the finished look. The fit was better than what i was expecting, and I sealed the gap with wax.
Quite happy with the first try, and thanks for looking
EDIT: PS, timber is red mahogany and queensland walnut, gotta love aussie timbers!