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Old 8th November 2015, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default Wood lathe turned rca audio knobs

Someone had mentioned doing a "He hears his masters voice" audio knob.
I have a really good handle on how to properly set up the lathe and the knob for turning. I am using a laser cutter and cutting out veneers, as well as engraving the wood. The first two pictures are an example of two color cutting and etching of veneer on a white piece of wood. The last picture is an rca logo that I have glued into a knob, yet. It has also not been sanded clean. It will be sanded and finished and look glossy. BTW, none of these have been finished.

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Old 10th November 2015, 01:13 AM   #2
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Old 10th November 2015, 12:43 PM   #3
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They reminded me of Blue Circle amp knobs only the ones you make are nicer. Some music symbols on them would look cool.
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Old 10th November 2015, 02:11 PM   #4
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Wow Very nice work!

On second thought - those look VERY DANGEROUS and they should immediately be sent to me for safe handling and disposal
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Old 10th November 2015, 02:48 PM   #5
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Really nice,

Great work..

I had been looking at your other thread that seemed to go quiet..
Just noticed this one.
What diameter are they depth etc?

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Old 10th November 2015, 03:03 PM   #6
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Just a thought,

what about making a transparent marker/hole through the knob at the top so people could back light the marker. (just a thought)

What about a PYE logo..?
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=py...k3CZd7ceTjg%3D

You could cut the logo off set at the top of the knob so it gives a visual position.

What about the Stax label?
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=st...V9Ts3x2xZxM%3A

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Old 10th November 2015, 03:38 PM   #7
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Just a thought,

Wooden feet?.. felt pads..to match.

OK I'll shut up..

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I don't know if you will do this, but, start a small paid service to our members for real custom
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Old 13th November 2015, 11:28 AM   #9
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I am working on a few stock designs. I need to make them more efficiently and figure out a price that is fair. I am spending way to much time on prototype stuff, right now.

It seems like custom knobs are inevitable. The idea of turning someones logo into a custom knob sounds really fun to me.
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Just a thought,

what about making a transparent marker/hole through the knob at the top so people could back light the marker. (just a thought)

What about a PYE logo..?
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=py...k3CZd7ceTjg%3D



You could cut the logo off set at the top of the knob so it gives a visual position.

What about the Stax label?
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=st...V9Ts3x2xZxM%3A

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M. Gregg

I like this idea. My laser cutter can cut through acrylic. I wonder if a small drill bit and a huge piece of fiber optics could work.

OH. Maybe make the bottom of the knob out of acrylic, let the edge shine. Then see if I cant get the fiber optic to redirect some of the light to the top of the knob.
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