Re: Scroll Knobs?

Sat, Sep 6, 2003, 9:17pm (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (HealthyStealthy;) wants to know: Hello, Does anyone know where I can purchase nice scroll knobs like on this page? http://www.compassionatexpression.com/Design-a-Scroll . And how would I go about making my own? What kind of tools would I need? Would I save money if I made them myself?
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Make your own? What kind of tools? Yeah, why not make your own? Tools would depend in part on what kind.
Or you can go down to a hardware store, or Borg, and probably buy something similar to what they are selling for big bucks, for maybe $5. One kind looks to me like glass doorknobs, some others look like the things that go on the end of the rods that hold drapes. At thier prices, yeah I think you could save.
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com says...

Some of them look suspiciously like drapery rod finials.

A lathe, turning chisels and some wood. Oh, and some sharpening equipment to keep the turning chisels sharp. Probably need a drill press as well, but a hand drill might work if you are careful.

You will never (okay, seldom) save money doing it yourself. But, you will have a lot more fun.
Hmm, these are pretty small. Maybe if you could find a class offered nearby through a community college or woodturning club then you do this as a project in the class. That would, in theory, allow you to avoid the purchase of the tools. In reality, once you get hooked on turning then it is a long slippery slope to a Oneway lathe.
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