|Project by dustbunny||posted 10-17-2010 02:09 AM||3820 views||17 times favorited||36 comments|
I like wood, as most of us do, and have an opposition to things made from plastic.
So I decided to make my own handle knobs.
I turned six knobs on the lathe for edge holding parts on the Torque table top.
After turning, I drilled out a shallow hole sized to a 1” washer, then drilled a hole the diameter of a 5/16” nut the depth of the nut thickness, and finished by drilling 2” into the center of the knob just over 5/16” to accommodate the length and diameter of the bolt.
Epoxied the nut and washer into their recesses and and clamped.
After the epoxy set I chased the thread of the nut with a tap and ran it all the way up the drilled hole.
That cleaned out the epoxy that had set in the threads and in the hole.
I cut some different length blocks out of maple and walnut and routed slots in them on my Torque.
That was easy !!
They do sit a bit tall, so I will make some shorter and some button type also.
They are made from cocobolo and finished with BLO.
My fingers fit nicely around the two grooves for a good grip. They feel wonderful : )
Thanks for looking, comment and critiques welcome,
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