I have always liked the wooden handles on the old lather catchers. Since I got my Gem Jr. Lather Catcher from @wchnu , I have toyed with the idea of making a wooden handle for it. So, after much thought, I jumped in and made a prototype. I used a 3/4 inch dowel for the project. I found that a #8 sheet metal screw was an excellent fit for the Gem Jr. I drilled a pilot hole in the end of the dowel and screwed the screw in. I cut it off leaving about a quarter of an inch. It fit just right. Then, I went to work shaping the handle. On the next day, I made two more handles using my lathe. In the picture the one on the left is the one from above. The other two were made on the lathe. I contacted @twhite to see if he could make me some ferrules for the handles. He was gracious and agreed. He made 15 for me. I am going to paint the first handle black and do something else with the others. I will also be using some different woods when I make other handles. Thanks, @twhite, for your awesome work. Maybe someone out there would like to get in on a wooden handle for your lather catcher.