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Single-Wood Knobs

Layered Wood Knobs

Plastic Knobs

Single-Wood Knobs by Wood and Serial Number:

Blackwood, African  – horizontal grain, wax polish finish

knob0069

0069 – 0.969D x 0.732″

Bloodwood – Vertical grain with little iridescence, urethane finish

knob0004

0004 – 0.846D x 0.826″

Bocote (wide grain) –  Vertical grain, urethane finish over superglue and acrylic

knob0006  knob0011

            0006 – 0.972D x 0.800″                            0011 – 0.812D x 0.582″ (cracked)

Canarywood – vertical grain, urethane finish

knob0005

0005 – 0.933D x 0.866″

Chakte Viga – variable direction grain, mostly horizontal, urethane finish, iridescent

knob0070  knob0074

0070 – 0.770D x 0.613″                                      0074 – 0.742D x 0.584″

knob0076  knob0077

0076 – 0.757D x 0.588″                                              0077 – 0.807D x 0.604″

Cherry – unshaped cylinders, horizontal grain, urethane finish, iridescent

knob0028  knob0029

0028 – 0.96D x 0.75″                                      0029 – 0.97D x 0.72″

Dalmata – interlocking horizontal grain, decorated w/ colored sewing thread & pink or brass or black glass bead pointers, finished w/ polyurethane over superglue base, iridescent

knob0088   knob0089

         0088 – 0.925D x 0.612″                                0089 – 0.887D x 0.630″ (cracked)

knob0090   knob0091

0090 – 0.962D x 0.600                                           0091 – 0.887D x 0.617″

Granadillo – mostly horizontal grain, decorated with copper metallic sewing thread and blue acrylic paint pointers, finished with polyurethane over superglue base, slightly iridescent

knob0080   knob0081

0080 – 0.906D x 0.603″                                      0081 – 0.804D x 0.591″

knob0082   knob0083

0082 – 0.873D x 0.599″                                       0083 – 0.846D x 0.610″

Marblewood – unshaped cylinders except for 0038, 0072 & 0092, vertical grain except for 0072, urethane finish (over superglue for 0092)

knob0034  knob0035

0034 – 0.9*0D x 0.73                                                  0035 – 0.93D x 0.75″

knob0036  knob0037

0036 – 0.90D x 0.75″                                               0037 – 0.93D x 0.73″

knob0038  knob0039

oo38 – 0.90D x 0.76″                                                 0039 – 0.89D x 0.75″

knob0040  knob0072

0040 – 0.92D x 0.60″                                        0072 – 0.867D x 0.603″

knob0092

0092 – 0.889D x 0.616″

Movingui – horizontal grain, decorated w/ metallic silver sewing thread & black glass bead pointers, finished w/ polyurethane over superglue base, flashing iridescence

knob0084   knob0085

0084 – 0.838D x 0.590″                                      0085 – 0.828D x 0.598″

knob0086   knob0087

0086 – 0.862D x 0.600″                                       0087 – 0.835D x 0.581″

Orange Agate, Argentinian – unshaped cylinders, horizontal grain, urethane finish, flashing iridescence

knob0032  knob0033

0032 – 0.98D x 0.76″                                            0033 – 0.89D x 0.73″

Osage Orange, Argentinian –  unshaped cylinders, horizontal grain, urethane finish, flashing iridescence

knob0030  knob0031

0030 – 0.88D x 0.73″                                              0031 – 0.99D x 0.71″

Padauk – vertical grain, urethane finish, first cut on a small metal lathe several years back & finished with perhaps shellac and beeswax, which turned dark; the brass dots are threaded 1/8″ rods used to fill in the central threaded hole upon which the blank turned;  that finish was cut off and replaced about Nov 2014, after hollowing out the bottoms and threading for 1/4″-28 for turning on a wood lathe, when the grooves were added

knob0050  knob0051

0050 – 0.560D x 0.720″                                       0051 – 0.611D x 0.769″

knob0052  knob0053

0052 – 0.572D x 0.751″                                         0053 – 0.592D x 0.751″

knob0054   knob0055

0054 – 0.639D x 0.774″                                         0055 – 0634D x 0.736″

knob0064

0064 – 0.61D x 0.755″

Poplar –  mostly horizontal grain except for 0066, urethane finish

knob0065  knob0066

0065  – 0.856D x 0.740″                                   0066 – 0.680D x 0.856″

knob0067  knob0068

0067 – 0.821D x 0.720″                                          0068 – 0.850D x 0.702″

Rosewood, Yucatan –  horizontal grain, urethane finish except 0061 oil finish

knob0060  knob0061

0060 – 0.855D x 0.576″                                          0061 – 0.795D x 0.560″

knob0062  knob0063

0062 – 0.821D x 0.556″                                          0063 – 0.840D x 0.607″

Rosewood, unknown type & origin –  horizontal grain, urethane finish

knob0071

0071 – 0.902D x 0.616″

Walnut, Peruvian –  unshaped cylinders, horizontal grain, urethane finish, slightly iridescent

knob0026  knob0027

0026  – 0.94D x 0.75″                                      0027 – 0.93D x 0.75″

Yellowheart – unshaped cylinders except 0073&75, horizontal grain, urethane finish, flashing iridescence

 knob0024   knob0025

0024  – 0.99D x 0.76″                                                 0025 – 0.94D x 0.75″

knob0073   knob0075

0073 – 0.729D x 0.660″                                          0075 – 0.717D x 0.657

Zapote – mostly vertical grain, blanched w/ denatured alcohol, oil finish; 008 stained by colored wax used to cover billet

knob0003   knob0008

0003 – 0.895D x 0.714″                                  0008 – 0.775D x 0.565″

 

Layered Wood Knobs by Major Wood, Minor Wood and Serial Number

HG = horizontal grain;  VG = vertical grain;  SG = slanted grain;  BG = bent or variable direction grain;  TG = twisted or burl grain

Bloodwood HG w/ Canarywood HG cap – 0016 – urethane finish, iridescent

knob0016

Bloodwood HG w/ Zapote HG cap – 0015 – urethane finish, iridescent

knob0015

Bocote (narrow grain) HG w/ Canarywood HG cap – 0009, 0013 – urethane top finish, iridescent Canarywood

knob0009  knob0013

0009                                                                      0013

Bocote (narrow grain) HG w/ Yellowheart HG center – 0045 – unshaped cylinder, oil finish

knob0045

Burl TG (unknown species) w/ Bloodwood HG cap – 0012- urethane over acrylic finish

knob0012

Canarywood HG w/ Bloodwood HG cap – 0017 – urethane finish

knob0017

Canarywood HG w/ Zapote HG cap – 0018 – urethane finish

knob0018

Cherry HG w/ Padauk HG center – 0042 – unshaped cylinder, urethane finish

knob0042

Cherry HG w/ Yellowheart HG & Padauk VG center, & Purpleheart HG sides – 0049 – unshaped cylinder, urethane finish

knob0049

Maple HG w/ Cherry HG center – 0020 – unshaped cylinder, urethane finish

knob0020

Maple HG w/ Padauk HG center – 0021 – urethane finish

knob0021

Maple HG w/ Purpleheart HG center – 0019 – unshaped cylinder, urethane finish

knob0019

Maple HG w/ Yellowheart VG & Padauk VG center – 0022 – unshaped cylinder, urethane finish

knob0022

Oak HG w/ Padauk cap HG – 0002 – urethane finish

knob0002

Oak HG w/ Zapote HG cap – 0014 – urethane finish

knob0014   knob0014b

Osage Orange, Argen. HG w/ Padauk HG center – 0043 – unshaped cylinder, urethane finish

knob0043

Orange Agate, Argen. HG w/ Yellowheart HG center – 0041 – unshaped cylinder, urethane finish

knob0041

Walnut, Peru. HG w/ Yellowheart HG center – 0044 – unshaped cylinder, urethane finish

knob0044

Yellowheart HG w/ Purpleheart HG center – 0047 – unshaped cylinder, urethane finish

knob0047

Yellowheart HG w/ Purpleheart HG band & Walnut, Peru. HG Side – 0048 – unshaped cylinder, urethane finish

knob0048

Yellowheart HG ½ & Walnut, Peru. HG ½ – 0046 – unshaped cylinder, urethane finish

knob0046

Plastic Knobs

Standard injection-molded plastic knob

plastic knob-300

“Storm” acrylic knob, cut from Woodcraft #148214 acrylic pen blank – 0059

knob0059

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