As shown in the first photo, I turned a piece of Padauk to a 1" diameter, and drilled holes in one end to fit over the "spike" and the wider section shown in the preceding photo. Then, on the chop saw, I cut the piece into 9 one-inch segments (starting above the straight section of the handle), with the saw set at a 10º angle (reversing for each cut), so that each segment had a 10º bevel on each end (180º/9 = 20º; 20º/2 = 10º). The cut pieces were then glued together with the short sides matched and the long sides matched, to create the semicircular ring shape shown in the finished handle.
The feet and finials were then turned from smaller pieces of Padauk and drilled to fit on the ends of the ¼" legs.
The metal parts are all finished with flat black spray lacquer. The wooden parts are finished with clear gloss spray lacquer.