General opinion on knob useage - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 Old 10-27-2012, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 3
View thurston's Photo Album My Photos
General opinion on knob useage

Hello, I am new to this forum, though I have visited a few times before.

I used to be a glassblower, and I have some left-over glass knobs that I have always thought would look great on a custom cigar box, or maybe a jewelry box.

I am not sure if this is the right place, but I am curious to get feedback from the woodworking community as to whether this type of glass pull design would be used by woodworkers, or if they prefer to use matching wooden pulls.

Thanks for any opinion!
Thurston




thurston is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 Old 10-27-2012, 07:31 PM
Senior Member
 
dbales's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 275
View dbales's Photo Album My Photos
I would definitely use those pulls. Those are awesome.
dbales is offline  
post #3 of 19 Old 10-27-2012, 07:47 PM
I wood if I could.
 
Chaincarver Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Posts: 3,976
View Chaincarver Steve's Photo Album My Photos
I don't think there's an overarching preference amongst woodworker's and cabinet makers. I think it all depends on the piece and the environment it's going in.

And oh, those are some cool knobs!
Chaincarver Steve is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 19 Old 10-27-2012, 07:57 PM
Old School
 
cabinetman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: So. Florida
Posts: 24,027
View cabinetman's Photo Album My Photos
cabinetman is offline  
post #5 of 19 Old 10-27-2012, 09:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tejas
Posts: 598
View Sorrowful Jones's Photo Album My Photos
I am working on a bandsaw box for a Christmas present and those bottom knobs would be perfect. Can you still manufacture glass knobs?
Sorrowful Jones is offline  
post #6 of 19 Old 10-27-2012, 09:49 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Philly - YO!
Posts: 1,533
View gideon's Photo Album My Photos
what are the dimensions of those? they look really interesting.
gideon is offline  
post #7 of 19 Old 10-27-2012, 10:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Ostie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dothan, AL
Posts: 196
View Ostie's Photo Album My Photos
Those are beautiful! I would definitely use those pulls, if I could make a wooden piece that would do them justice!
Ostie is offline  
post #8 of 19 Old 10-27-2012, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 3
View thurston's Photo Album My Photos
Thanks for the feedback, guys. That's very helpful . :)

These are no longer in production, as they we very labor intensive. They were fun to make, but the out-of-flame process time took a while.

These are approx 1.1" inches diameter, and 1.25" inches projection. Some range to 1.25" or 1.35" diameter, and are in matched sets (2, 4 8, 12, etc.).
thurston is offline  
post #9 of 19 Old 10-28-2012, 01:26 AM
Senior Member
 
buggyman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,548
View buggyman1's Photo Album My Photos
My problem would be to make a box worthy of those knobs.
buggyman1 is offline  
post #10 of 19 Old 10-29-2012, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 3
View thurston's Photo Album My Photos
Thanks for the info, everyone, much appreciated!
thurston is offline  
post #11 of 19 Old 10-29-2012, 11:50 PM
Turning Wood Into Art
 
DaveTTC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Jerilderie, New South Wales, Australia
Posts: 4,043
View DaveTTC's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by thurston
Hello, I am new to this forum, though I have visited a few times before.

I used to be a glassblower, and I have some left-over glass knobs that I have always thought would look great on a custom cigar box, or maybe a jewelry box.

I am not sure if this is the right place, but I am curious to get feedback from the woodworking community as to whether this type of glass pull design would be used by woodworkers, or if they prefer to use matching wooden pulls.

Thanks for any opinion!
Thurston
Interested in moving to Australia. I want to set up a group of sheds / workshops with different crafts / trades demonstrating and selling their skills. Would like a glass blower, blacksmith, leather worker, even boiled lollies or something like that, of course I plan to cover the woodturning but there would be plenty of room for a wood carver too. Looking at a 18 months time I hope.

Dave The Turning Cowboy

DaveTTC

The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood into Art
DaveTTC is offline  
post #12 of 19 Old 10-30-2012, 12:17 AM
Senior Member
 
Wrangler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Western Minnesota
Posts: 825
View Wrangler's Photo Album My Photos
I'd use them in a heartbeat!!
Wrangler is offline  
post #13 of 19 Old 10-30-2012, 10:09 PM
Making sawdust in MS
 
rayking49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Philadelphia, Ms
Posts: 4,000
View rayking49's Photo Album My Photos
Ok Dave, I gotta ask lol. What is a boiled lollie? Almost scared to ask but I have a need to know haha.
rayking49 is offline  
post #14 of 19 Old 10-30-2012, 10:50 PM
Senior Member
 
johnnie52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tampa, FL - USA
Posts: 3,391
View johnnie52's Photo Album My Photos
Its some Kind of candy.

If Woodworking is so much fun why isn't it called WoodFUNNING?

I've made a few videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/johnnie52
johnnie52 is offline  
post #15 of 19 Old 10-31-2012, 02:24 AM
Turning Wood Into Art
 
DaveTTC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Jerilderie, New South Wales, Australia
Posts: 4,043
View DaveTTC's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by rayking49
Ok Dave, I gotta ask lol. What is a boiled lollie? Almost scared to ask but I have a need to know haha.
Johnnie got it - it is some kind of candy, looks very similar to some of those knobs

Dave The Turning Cowboy

DaveTTC

The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood into Art
DaveTTC is offline  
post #16 of 19 Old 10-31-2012, 09:35 AM
I wood if I could.
 
Chaincarver Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Posts: 3,976
View Chaincarver Steve's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveTTC View Post
Johnnie got it - it is some kind of candy, looks very similar to some of those knobs

Dave The Turning Cowboy
Is it what we in America call a lollipop? Basically hard candy on a stick? Those last knobs especially look like the traditional swirled lollipops.
Chaincarver Steve is offline  
post #17 of 19 Old 10-31-2012, 04:14 PM
Turning Wood Into Art
 
DaveTTC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Jerilderie, New South Wales, Australia
Posts: 4,043
View DaveTTC's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaincarver Steve

Is it what we in America call a lollipop? Basically hard candy on a stick? Those last knobs especially look like the traditional swirled lollipops.
Yes that sort of thing, not always on a stick though.

Dave The Turning Cowboy

DaveTTC

The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood into Art
DaveTTC is offline  
post #18 of 19 Old 10-31-2012, 06:20 PM
The New Guy
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Down south, where the food is good.
Posts: 1,200
View Itchytoe's Photo Album My Photos
They would be perfect for a candy jar. They do look like candy. I don't think they would fit well in a kitchen (only because they seem too colorful to have lots of them), but on a smaller project, they'd be great.
Itchytoe is offline  
post #19 of 19 Old 10-31-2012, 09:13 PM
Absent Minded Alicorn
 
Calzone's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Mormontown Utah
Posts: 104
View Calzone's Photo Album My Photos
I love these! Incorporating glass in wood is one of my favorite themes, and these would be goregous! especially with some tinted glass.
Glassblowing sounds so cool

The Line below is false
The Line above is true
Calzone is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Some new #2 knob and totes timetestedtools Hand Tools 5 10-21-2012 08:33 AM
2-1/8" hole plug - Door Knob blackthorn General Woodworking Discussion 8 02-08-2011 10:44 PM
Knob Placement on Cabinet doors. Leo G General Woodworking Discussion 20 11-20-2009 11:38 AM
Shift knob sausagefingers Woodturning 3 08-26-2009 11:26 PM
Knob - easy, fast and cheap niki General Woodworking Discussion 3 09-22-2007 05:43 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome