Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Brass Knobs

I made 60 Ø 5/8" (16 mm) brass knobs for furniture my dad makes. These knobs are for a dresser and a sideboard. They are tapped 10-24 on the backside as deep as I dare, finished with a bottoming tap, for ease of installation. Although they are very simple, the clean lines stand out. They also radiate qualities of solid brass to me, somehow it's clear they aren't plated. I think it's a result of the flatness of the top surface and well-defined profiles.

In any case, they aren't much of a machining challenge but we do like the way they look.

The matte ones are after abrasive finishing, the finished product.

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