|Project by jakeprater||posted 02-24-2014 06:27 PM||4840 views||6 times favorited||5 comments|
So I decided that I needed to make some wooden knobs for my router table (build in progress). The first picture is of my initial results. The four prong knobs came out reasonably well for someone who just eyeballed it, but the five-star knobs….....lets just say that my eyeball calibration is off. I probably should have measured and used dividers and calipers like I see everyone else doing….....
Anyway, since I would like to make more of these, and I’d like my results to be repeatable, I make these simple templates to position my holes for the knob contour. With the template, I just need a 1/4 inch starter hole, then I can hold the template in place with a 1/4” dowel while I use an awl to mark the points of the star. I made these for the size and style of knob I anticipate that I will use, but I added the lines so I can expand it if needed.
These are just paper patterns that I glued to 6mm ply scraps. This literally took 5 minutes, excluding drying time.
-- All this sawdust.......wait........ what happened to my board???