If my name was Jim and I lived in Michigan, this would be the easy part but my name is Steve and I live in Indiana!!
First thing is to drill a 5/16” centered hole through a 6” square piece of Cherry and turn it to 3/4 inch.
Next up is to drill a 3/4” hole in the center of 2 pieces of Cherry and rough them out on the bandsaw
After I slid them into the wood shaft and let the glue dry, I remounted it on my lathe and turned it all to rough size.
Finally I turned it to finished dimensions.
Here is the finished piece after I have trimmed off the ends
Tomorrow is Saturday and I will see if I can get working on the axle. Here is what the business end Should” kinda look like when I am done. This an old one that my sister picked up at a sale.
-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien