It has a rubber bumper now. Few Ive made I turn them to fit a 1" socket and use a few of my old ratchet type sockets as a metal ferrul.Nice job! Clean and functional. Are you going to put a tip on the end or call it complete?
It is white mason line.I'm curious about the French Whipping. Is that cord or tape? Hard to tell from the picture. Whipping usually means cord. Very nicely done if tape, extremely impressive if cord.