So he had scrap wood. A silver sharpie. And an Idea :)
Here is the first stage - with the initial measurements still on the board.
Stage two shows what the wood he pieced together for the handle looks like
And we had two different wood stains. Here is just the dark (separated with blue painting tape).
And then he added a cherry type stain over it all.
And put it all together. The whole in the back is what gives you room to actually grip the handle, and that is also where there is a front center piece, and the rear handle lift as well.
Then - the Finished Piece!
That's me fully hiding behind it :)