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Knob made using Oak Screw Chuck

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Blog entry by unisaw2 posted 809 days ago 1855 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Work is quiet right now, no remodel jobs at the moment. I am learning how to turn knobs with an Oak screw chuck.

3” diameter face plate with 1-1/4” thick piece of white oak attached with 3 sheet metal screws. In the center is a 2-1/2” #10 wood screw, washer, and lock washer to make the screw chuck.

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Attaching 1-3/8” maple square blank to screw chuck. Keeping the blank tight without snaping the steel #10 screw is a challenge.

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Roughing blank to cylinder.

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Turning curves with spindle gouge.

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Sanding 100, 200, 320 grits

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Coat of Shellac (dries in minutes)

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Wax applied with steel wool

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Lathe spindle tap and finished knob attached to screw chuck.

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Knob on drawer.

I really like the feel that the shellac and wax gives the knobs. I will be working on more exact dimensions for future knobs. I like using the same wood screw for the turning and the cabinet.

Turning knobs this way is a lot of fun!

Comments and suggestions alway appreciated.

-- JJ



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#1 posted 809 days ago

very nice.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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