Saturday, January 10, 2009

Turning knobs

Here's how to turn knobs:
First, chuck up a blank.

Turn it round.

Mark the location of the cove.

Turn the cove and start reducing the diameter behind the cove.

Then mash the tool rest into the almost-finished knob, throw it away, and start over.

On the second go-round, you wind up turning the blank into a knob.

Repeat that 3 more times, clean up, put all the tools away, then dip the knobs in some finish to discover that one is a dramatically different color than the others. Give up and blog about it.

Here's the view when you leave the shop in frustration.

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