I went to the restore again to see if I could find a crank for my RAS and found this door lever and knob.
So I thought I’ll just make one. Well the original crank angled out which I didn’t realize or think about.
So the door lever hit the table. When I tried to bend it out it broke.
Then I thought maybe I can attach an extension to the original crank and I found this wrench that came with one of those “some assembly required” deals we got at one time or something don’t remember what it was for but it was in with a bunch of “I’ll hold on to this stuff cause I may need it some day” and it looked like the perfect piece I needed. (now I can tell the wife… see I did need to hold on to this stuff)
And it was….
With the knob the trick is getting the screw just the right length to be tight and not sloppy but turn easy.
I had planned on putting two screws to hold the extension on but because the curve fit so nicely I only had to tap one hole and it is nice and strong.
So there you go – I wasted a couple of bucks on the lever but it did lead me to the final product.
-- Respect your tools so you keep all your fingers to play guitar... and Thank God daily.