3. Make the Pieces
Start by cutting the boards into thick strips.
Then cut the thick strips into thin strips.
Finally, cut the thin strips into small pieces and sand until flat.
4. Arrange a Pattern
Arrange pieces into a pattern and glue together.
Recut. Re-glue. Rearrange.
5. Cut Rough Handle Shape From Patterns
Start by tracing the handle shape. Cut this shape out and sand down.