Here’s a holder I made last year. This is an attempted replica of the famous and much sought after 12″ long Magnusson holders. It was an interesting project as I don’t own a lathe and my hand drill had died some time before this project.Â This made for some tough challenges and interesting solutions.
The proportions are based on a picture of the original holder and are approximate. The holder works well in my hand so I guess they are close enough. The long stalk was difficult to do with my bare hands but I got help from a 2″ length of thin bamboo. The bamboo was split and padded with some foam that held rough grit sandpaper on both sides of the stalk – a fair bit of going back and forth resulted in an acceptable finish and size.
I had planned on shaping the end to match the original but liked the organic shape that resulted naturally and left it at that. I now feel that it should have been reduced somewhat to keep the weight at the end down.Â
The holder feels surprisingly good and doesn’t feel unbalanced at all. I liked it so much that I made another one, albeit with a shorter stalk and a thicker grip, to accompany it.