How to Turn Pulls Without a Lathe
Create custom knobs using your drill press
You can make authentic looking Shaker knobs without a lathe. All it takes is a drill press, a tenon cutter, and a few rasps and files. The process is simple and surprisingly quick. Christian Becksvoort starts with square blanks, uses a tenon cutter to make the tenon, and then “turns” the knob with the tenon inserted in the drill-press chuck. Now you no longer have to settled for manufactured Shaker knobs, even if your shop is not equipped with a lathe.