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08-11-2008 09:51 PM

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I am searching for knobs that will screw onto 1/4” or 5/16” or for that matter 3/8” threaded rod with no luck whatsoever. Any help out there ? bbqKing

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#1 posted 08-11-2008 10:15 PM

If you get a variety of T-nuts, you can make your own- see this lumberjock post


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#2 posted 08-11-2008 10:25 PM

Are we talking wooden knobs for furniture or plastic knobs for home made jigs and such?

If you are looking for plastic try Reid Tool, McMaster-Carr, MSC Direct, etc. Don’t know about wood.

Good luck,

-- Chris

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#3 posted 08-11-2008 11:14 PM

I am looking for wooden or decorative metal knobs for furniture. bbqKing

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#4 posted 08-11-2008 11:31 PM

Have you searched the www for cabinet makers supplies or furniture makers.

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#5 posted 08-12-2008 12:06 AM

Try checking Grizly’s site. A few years back I was able to find a number of different fixture knobs that I couldn’t find anywhere else. I even picked up some metric ratcheting type through them for making a Delta benchtop mortiser totally tool-free.

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#6 posted 08-12-2008 12:09 AM

Oops.Sorry – I missed your reply to Chris. You could always make your own wooden ones using a thread tap (bottoming type).

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#7 posted 08-12-2008 01:03 AM

When I needed some for a previous project (I was looking for brass) I came up with nothing also, so I drilled out the threads and tapped them out like Doug recommended above. That was easier, and quicker, than spending hours upon hours looking for them.

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#8 posted 08-14-2008 03:04 AM

This place has knobs with nearly all thread sizes.

It is a big distributor who services a-big-bulk of factory equipment and supplies. Big catalog.

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#9 posted 08-14-2008 06:02 AM

Check out Lee Valley’s web site, a lot of cabinet hardware there.

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#10 posted 08-14-2008 11:19 AM

Another easy/cheap/fast option can be…..


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#11 posted 08-14-2008 12:17 PM

try outwater

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