In this video, I show you how to turn a knob from aluminum on a metal lathe. This is my first machining project, so please be kind in the comments if I used incorrect terminology! I think the knob turned out pretty nice and I can’t wait to hone my skills on the metal lathe. I’m thinking a metal shifter knob might be next! If you’ve got ideas of things you want to see turned on the metal lathe, let me know.
The lathe I used in this video is the Precision Matthews PM-1022V. I’m really happy with this lathe and think it is an outstanding value. To read more about the lathe’s specs, click here: http://bit.ly/precisionmatthews
Tools Used In This Metal Lathe Project
- 6061 Aluminum Round Rod: http://amzn.to/2cV5t7v
- 8-32 Tap and Drill Bit Set: http://amzn.to/2cV3MH6
- T-Handle Tap Wrench: http://amzn.to/2ccwsNb
- Grizzly H2970 Cut Off Holder with Blade: http://amzn.to/2c8pk5X
- 1/2-Inch Diameter Drill Chuck with a 2 MT Mount: http://amzn.to/2ccwe8t
- Center Drill Countersink Bit Set: http://amzn.to/2cpogYJ
- WD-40: http://amzn.to/2cpnZou
If you want to try and mimic this knob, the rough dimensions are as follows:
- 24mm at knob pull
- Tapers to 18mm for stem
- Total length is 30mm
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