Before i go and do another thing and wing it, can anyone give me the kick off to turning a knob for a hand plane in the lathe.
I been looking at it and have in mind to put a block of wood in the chuck then support other end with live center.
Issue i see is others do this with a mandrel can i get buy without one.
Here is my thinking.
I turn a little tennon which would be the base, then mount a forstner bit in the chuck on the tailstock and pop the large hole in the bottom of the knob, then reverse it and put the tenon into the chuck and finish the knob. When done take a smaller forstner and drill the hole for the brass threaded round nut that usually goes through and seats at the top of the knob holding he knob down by means of the threaded shaft attached to it.
But now i have not finished the tennon. So i guess this needs to be done in one sweep right at the beginning before reversing and putting in it the chuck right? or is there a better or proper way.
Try as i might i have only found one article on the web and it uses a mandrel.
Comments suggestions and advice welcome. You can even call me names if it will help you to help me.