knob ... homemade. bubinga and afromosia

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 08-14-2008 06:13 AM 2148 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a tall thin cabinet about 15 years ago.

It had a homemade pull made in my shop. Qak and walnut.

Well the knob only lasted 15 years.

Could have glue repaired, but lost the parts.

Today I made a replacement.

Base is bubinga.

Pendent is afromosia.

Brass screws.

Feels real strong. Much stronger then it looks in the photos. Real good fit on the screw shank.

small turquiose bead from China, fastened to the afromosia with a very small silver pin (.031) with a brass sphere head.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#1 posted 08-14-2008 07:14 AM

Very nice.
Looking at your many projects, I appreciate very much the “art and fine craft” touch from your gifted hands.
You really have the imaginations, skill and patience. (hope I spelt correctly…The words patient & patience always make me to refer to dictionary).

Take care and work safe.

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#2 posted 08-14-2008 10:47 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 08-14-2008 12:25 PM

great work.. nice character and style

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#4 posted 08-14-2008 01:08 PM

Very nice, & unique.

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#5 posted 08-14-2008 01:54 PM


Great job on the pull. Very nice looking.

I also like the way you presented the photo with the black back round and text.

Very professional looking.


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#6 posted 08-14-2008 02:11 PM

Very artistic, Dan. But what else would we expect from you? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 08-14-2008 03:04 PM

Dan a very nice pull. Great job. But you forgot to show the tall case.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 08-14-2008 04:55 PM

Very nice! Organic and comfortable looking too.

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 08-14-2008 10:56 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

I enjoyed my time making the knob.

Hope this posting inspires someone else to give it a try someday.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 08-15-2008 03:14 AM

Dan that is really nice and a great use of some wood.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#11 posted 08-15-2008 03:19 AM

Nice job, Dan… Bubinga rocks… !

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#12 posted 08-15-2008 04:57 AM

Gorgeous piece of hardware Dan. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#13 posted 08-15-2008 05:05 AM

this is very nice indeed : ) Had you already tried a wooden cross pin instead of the brass screws ?

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#14 posted 08-15-2008 06:24 AM

Tried a dowel but it didn’t seem strong enough. Need to get a 1/8” brass rod.

When I get it completed, I’ll update the photos,

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 08-15-2008 11:17 PM

A very stylish piece Dan

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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