|Project by John Olsen||posted 02-23-2017 10:24 PM||431 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I went to a friend’s house a couple weeks ago. When it was time to leave, the doorknob wouldn’t open the door. It would turn, but nothing happened. Someone had to go out the garage and around to the outside of the front door to let me out.
My friend (the home owner) asked me if I did custom woodwork, since I’d made him a pen and box before, and told me he wanted a trophy to memorialize the doorknob.
Solid walnut (not a glue-up) block, 7” x 3.5” deep x 4.5” tall. Trim is also walnut, run through the router with a bit designed for edging a table top. I drilled out two holes for the posts on the doorknob, then a skinny hole deeper for the mounting screws you can probably see in the 3rd picture. A forstner bit did the center for me.
Tung oil finish, with three coats of semi-gloss shellac. He’s going to put his own sticker or plate on the front.