David Ellison wrote:
@Ian - is the purpose of a gromet to line the holes in the s/steel tube of the handle so that it does not fray and cut the cord? This has been the biggest problem with home-made handles. Do you know where to find something that could do this - what it might be called?
Yes its to stop fraying. My handles were bought like that, the grommet/eyelets I had were part of a press stud type connector for earthing mats - I'll see if I can find them but I don't hold out much hope. Otherwise see if any craft / sewing type shops have any eyelets for leather or similar.
Sorry that was late I thought I'd already replied