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    Wooden strong knob / wheel

    I would like to highlight my technique for making wooden knobs.

    People often think that a wooden knob could be too fragile for a strong tightening or think that the screw could too rapidly turn into the wooden part ...
    That's not true and here is how I make my wooden knobs :



    Two wooden disks are turned out of a same piece and are then parted in two pieces.
    An hex head screw is then drilled across its head, and a pin is inserted in that hole.
    In one of the two wooden disks, a hole is drilled, just the size of the outer diameter of the screw head.
    Then a little groove is carved to let the head with the pin to be inlaid entirely in the wood.
    Both wooden disks are then re-glued with epoxy.
    After drying, the screw shaft is chucked back on the lathe, and the knob is turned to its final shape.

    Here it is :



    Here are some other examples where I have used this technique :





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    That's a great tip, Christophe! No chance for a bolt to round off its seat.
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    Thanks Christophe! I've added your Wooden Knob to our Woodworking category, as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    I like how the knob can be made large enough for my arthritic hands to grab

    That's one idea I have already used here Christophe.

    Thank you

    Doc

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    knobs are my favorite thing to make well done.....:O)


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