I not too long ago constructed a small Shaker facet desk. Impressed by
Christian Becksvoort’s article “Authentic
Shaker Knobs”, I made my very own knobs for the drawers. I
tailored his bandsaw jig for trimming the spherical tenons on these
unwieldy elements, developing with a model that’s simply as easy
however does some issues his doesn’t.
For added holding energy, I wedge my tenons after the knobs are
put in. So I made my jig work for sawing a slot within the
tenons. It can also maintain a number of totally different tenon sizes. The jig
rides the bandsaw’s rip fence for the crosscut, and the miter
gauge for the slotting minimize.
I made it from a 2-in.-wide piece of three⁄Four-in. poplar. The bottom
is 101⁄2 in. lengthy and the holder is Four in. lengthy. After drilling
holes for various tenons (1⁄2 in. and 5⁄eight in. dia., with room
for a 3rd tenon measurement), I ripped the holder to reveal the highest
of the holes, creating openings which can be centered over the
tenons and supply simple visible positioning for the slotting
minimize. The holder and base are merely glued collectively.
Hank Bearmer, Middleport, N.Y.
Drawings by Dan Thornton