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Inlaid & Turned Knobs

Postby flairwoodworks » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:24 pm

I am currently working on a small box that was in need of a special knob. I used an offcut from the box (teak, I think) to turn a small knob and inlaid a 3/8" round section of holly for contrast. I turned a taper on the knob, belled the face, and turned a 1/4" tenon. I eased the corner with sandpaper and finished them with Hut's friction polish. However, when I pressed the holly insert into the body, part of the holly chipped out and it showed in the finished knob. So I turned another. This time, there was a small dark line across the holly. So I turned a third, and it worked out fine. The knobs are 1/2" diameter. The first knob is 15/32" long, and each subsequent attempt grew by 1/32".

Your comments, as always, are welcome and appreciated.

The first is on the left, second in the center, third and final on the right.

Unfortunately, it seems I am unable to add the pictures here so I've provided links below. I also left the code to add the pictures in case it works for you, or if you see what the problem is.
http://tinyurl.com/29xte9r
http://tinyurl.com/25whnet
http://tinyurl.com/2fmy2xg

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[img]http://cid-2b3cecce825f255a.photos.live.com/self.aspx/Projects/IMG^_3828r.jpg[/img]<- This is really interesting. Here, I see a blue box with a question mark in it, but when I right click and choose to open it in another window, it works as a link.
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Postby rwest » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:09 pm

Chris,

Nice knobs! I like the contrast. When you first mentioned trying something like this, I though you would use Holly for the knob and Cocobolo for the insert. I would like to see how that looks, but my Holly stock is 4/4 so maybe I'll have to make a low profile knob, or do a glue up!

-Rutager
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End or face?

Postby flairwoodworks » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:34 am

Hi Rutager,

My knob is turned end-grain, so with 4/4 stock, I could turn a knob as tall as I want, but only about 1" diameter. It sounds like yours is face grain. Interesting how two different minds approach the same idea.

Come back tomorrow (Tuesday, August 24) to see the box... not sure whether it will be posted at 12:05am, 11:55pm, or somewhere in between though!
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Re: Inlaid & Turned Knobs

Postby brandonpeterson789@gmail.com » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:59 am

I am currently working on a small box that was in need of a special knob. I used an offcut from the box (teak, I think) to turn a small knob and inlaid a 3/8" round section of holly for contrast. I turned a taper on the knob, belled the face, and turned a 1/4" tenon. I eased the corner with sandpaper and finished them with Hut's friction polish. However, when I pressed the holly insert into the body, part of the holly chipped out and it showed in the finished knob. So I turned another. This time, there was a small dark line across the holly. So I turned a third, and it worked out fine. The knobs are 1/2" diameter. The first knob is 15/32" long, and each subsequent attempt grew by 1/32".
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Re: Inlaid & Turned Knobs

Postby masoncarl94@gmail.com » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:14 am

a good read
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