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MikeinSC

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177 days ago

I am restoring a hand plane and am wanting to replace the front knob with a new turned piece of sapele.

Does anyone have an idea where I could go locally in the Charleston or Columbia, SC area to find a club or individuals? I’ve contacted the only turner in Charleston that I know and she is too busy. I’ve also contacted Mann Tool and Supply in Columbia where turning classes are hosted but they were not able to find contact info for anyone.

Thanks

-- I am what they call a "rookie".


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Don W

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#1 posted 177 days ago

ask on the Hand Plane of your dreams thread and I’m sure someone would turn one for you. I’d turn one, but I am about to order a new motor for my lathe. Old one….well, long story.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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MikeinSC

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#2 posted 177 days ago

Thank you. I will look for that thread.

-- I am what they call a "rookie".

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Don W

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#4 posted 177 days ago

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Minorhero

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#5 posted 177 days ago

They are also sold commonly on eBay, usually with rosewood.

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#6 posted 176 days ago

Sorry about AAW link not working, guess changing web site and finding an AAW chapter not working yet. Worked okay yesterday!

Might try contacting someone from Charlestowne Woodturners.

http://www.charlestownewoodturners.com/

-- Bill

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lwllms

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#7 posted 176 days ago

Bill Rittner makes totes and knobs.
http://hardwarecitytools.com/

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#8 posted 175 days ago

I don’t own a lathe yet, but I’ve had fairly good luck turning knobs and handles on my drill press.
For longer work I bought a cheap “vertical lathe adapter” from Grizzly. Works ok but not very well made.
I made my scraping tools from yard sale chisels and such. Knobs can be turned entirely by using wood rasps and sandpaper.

Recommend using minimum 1/4-20 bolts for centering and turning the stock. I have used carriage bolts mostly,
smoothed and resized the head too, using files. Then, drill a countersink in the knob to bury the bolt head.

I ALWAYS WEAR FULL FACE SHIELD FOR THESE OPERATIONS, JUST IN CASE.

-- "Nothing difficult is ever easy".......anonymous, (and likely drunk)

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Dan Krager

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#9 posted 166 days ago

Send me a pm, the wood, and a template, and I’ll turn it for you. Been there done that…
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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#10 posted 166 days ago

I just got the motor on my lathe today, but i see Dan has you covered.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#11 posted 166 days ago

I wanna see that Walker Turner deco lathe in action, Don. Post some pics!

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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