Commonly called mushroom knobs, authentic Shaker knobs have a graceful profile that commercial versions can't quite replicate. Christian Becksvoort, a master of the Shaker style, turns his own knobs because he prefers that graceful profile and wants the freedom to use any wood species and customize the size to fit any drawer front. Becksvoort offers tips for sizing knobs, cutting the rough shapes on the bandsaw, sizing the tenon, and turning the final knob on the lathe.

From Fine Woodworking #196