OK – so now my lack of knowledge of turning comes out—- yeah right – like it wasn’t out there already!
I’m thinking that since I can turn a key chain and do OK, not great, but OK on some pens, I’m wondering about turning knobs for my cabinet project and making some light chain pulls to replace the ugly, plastic, lifeless things currently hanging from my light fixtures.
First the light pulls. It seems to me it would be easier to turn the pull then drill it. But that means trying to drill an odd shaped object and get the hole for the string/chain straight all the way through. But if you drill first, don’t you run the chance of turning right through it?
The light pulls I have now have ferrules on the ends. Do you really need those?
Now onto knobs. I have no earthly idea what is the best way to turn knobs and get the screw hole done correctly. Any advise is appreciated (even if it is, go buy them!).
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