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Forum topic by Allen posted 04-23-2007 02:33 PM 1244 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2007 02:33 PM

Does anyone have a line on mission/craftsman style knobs in smaller sizes or, alternately, a basic idea of how to make them by hand? I’m looking for the “pyramid” style knob and I’m not having trouble finding that style but as this is for a smallish clock I need something around 3/8”-1/2”

I’ve checked the usual local outlets for hardware including Rockler and Woodcraft, tried online with Van Dyke and searching every way that I could think of without success. Everything I’m finding is 1” – 1 ¼” at the smallest which is way too large for a clock door that only has 1 ¾” stiles.

I’m building the clock in an Arts & Crafts style in QS White Oak. The knobs don’t have to be pewter/iron, I’m open to wooden as well and may have to resort to making them myself but on that scale I’m not sure how to go about it. Much too small and would get my hands way too close to a saw blade. Possibly a jig/fixture of some sort or maybe trying to work them by hand with a good sharp knife and sandpaper?

I dunno, any suggestions?

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#1 posted 04-23-2007 03:53 PM

Did you try Lee Valley? Be sure and order their woodworking and hardware catalogs. They are a great browse.

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#2 posted 04-23-2007 04:20 PM

You could also check out Woodworker’s Hardware.

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#3 posted 04-23-2007 06:29 PM

Found 20mm square pyramid knobs on Lee Valley’s website… (that’s just a touch over 3/4”).

Winter Brook Farm has some 3/4” brass pyramid knobs (Brass pyramid knob. Item # MSBK1) about 1/2 way down on this page.

ehhh… that’s about all I could find.

-- Ethan,

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