Knobs 295 & 296, Zebrawood

Knobs 295 & 296

These knobs were made from horizontal grain Zebrawood, with a very distinctive grain, and nice iridescence in the side grain.  It’s a beautiful wood and cuts nicely.  The colors are a bit less yellow than seen here – more like beige.  It’s hard to get highly accurate colors with a point-and-shoot camera, even an Olympus Stylus 5010, and with daylight color (5000 deg-K) LED lamps.

Because water-based acrylic tends to raise grain, these were finished with Rustoleum Spray Clear Lacquer.  It goes on a bit thick, and only needs about two coats.  Each knob was polished to a high gloss on the lathe.  Then was mounted on a 4-inch by 6mm diameter bamboo stick, which was chucked into a hand power drill, and then sprayed from about 45 degrees off the bottom direction and about 45 degrees of the top direction to assure full coverage.  The maximum dimensions are 0.73” tall (296) and 0.95” diameter (295).

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