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After crushing my hand in the military, I've always had an issue with the typical "round ball" style shift knobs in my cars. So, i got an idea and just went with it. I got a piece of solid oak "Nosing Molding" from Lowes for $2, and shaped it with a sanding spindle on my DP. I drilled a hole with a forstner bit and hammered a hex nut in the hole, secured it with a little JB Weld, and sanded it. Starting with 100 grit and ended with 600 grit. Stained and Varnished, and sanded again with 2000 grit until it was smooth as glass.

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Nice work M,

Necessity is also the the mother of resourcefulness.
 

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This is actually the 2nd one i made. The first one i made, i used a round nut that came with another shift knob i bought and that kept coming loose. I had it threaded in(which stripped out), then i JB Welded it in, and that held for a bit, but eventually came loose (maybe from this California heat). That's when i decided to remake it. I originally wanted to use a T-nut or insert nut, but decided to just hammer in a hex nut, that way it has some "catch" in the hole. But so far, so good.
 

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Apologies M,

I neglected to thank you for your service.

Better late than never, THANK YOU!

You are very much appreciated.
 
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Thank you JH. I appreciate it. You don't hear that too often anymore. Sometimes it seems like people forget more and more every day. But thank you very much
 
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