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Old 05-31-2014, 09:43 PM   #1
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Default New knob project

Some of you may remember the shifter knobs I made for classic Porsche cars.
Well, I'm designing something new now that would be a direct spin on for the WRX/BRZ etc. At the moment it's just for my own amusement, but if they turn out awesome...

Anyway, for anyone else interested in making one for themselves, here are the initial drawings and measurements based on the knob from my car. This will allow the stock reverse lockout lifter like the stock knob.

The material I'm using is Dymondwood. It's a resin impregnated plywood and is way interesting material.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:47 PM   #2
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Some of you may remember the shifter knobs I made for classic Porsche cars.
Well, I'm designing something new now that would be a direct spin on for the WRX/BRZ etc. At the moment it's just for my own amusement, but if they turn out awesome...

Anyway, for anyone else interested in making one for themselves, here are the initial drawings and measurements based on the knob from my car. This will allow the stock reverse lockout lifter like the stock knob.

The material I'm using is Dymondwood. It's a resin impregnated plywood and is way interesting material.
Here... where?

And PQ. You're going up against Kartboy?

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Old 05-31-2014, 09:47 PM   #3
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This is my drawing for the knob.

The 22mm recess for the reverse lifter is also a 7/8 drill bit. Pretty easy.

I'll make the threaded part out of delrin.

To attach the knob to the lathe I'm going to cut the hex end off a m12x1.25 bolt and put that in the jaws of my lathe. Easy.

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Old 05-31-2014, 09:49 PM   #4
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Here... where?

And PQ. You're going up against Kartboy?

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Who said anything about going up against anyone?
I'm doing this for my own enjoyment and posting pics in case anyone else wants to do the same.

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Old 05-31-2014, 09:50 PM   #5
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Yep that's knob
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:53 PM   #6
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Order 1000 for me, **** it make that 5000.

This is the best idea since tipping.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:58 PM   #7
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Personally I like my old momo shadow. Wish someone could make something worthy on installing on my suby.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:05 PM   #8
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Order 1000 for me, **** it make that 5000.

This is the best idea since tipping.
I work at mulligans, we can fill that McOrder. We'll beat his price by meeeega duckets. Let me know, we can pick you up at your home.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:07 PM   #9
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Still wondering if you're interested in that order.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:12 PM   #10
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in for more pics of your knob.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:15 PM   #11
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A finely crafted wooden shifter knob for a ****ty Japanese econobox. I can just smell the demand. People with mattjk touchscreens are already lining up.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:17 PM   #12
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A finely crafted wooden shifter knob for a ****ty Japanese econobox. I can just smell the demand. People with mattjk touchscreens are already lining up.


*he said while driving his american pile*
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:18 PM   #13
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yeah, probably anyplace but OT would have been a good place for this thread.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:18 PM   #14
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*he said while driving his american pile*
How cute. 'General' is even part of your name.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:19 PM   #15
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this is not the type of knob project I am interested in.
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:06 PM   #16
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yeah, OT...a good place...for thread.
Succinct and to the point
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:17 PM   #17
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But will it dynamically knob?
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:17 PM   #18
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Show them your dick.
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:27 PM   #19
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My silent partner and I have agreed on the purchase of 10,000 units of this fine knob. Please let me know at your earliest convenience how many teenage cousins you'll have to trade.
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:45 AM   #21
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So, anyway...

Used scrap I had around the shop to make the block. At this point I have no idea how it will look, but this is a proof of concept so... onward!


Found roughly where the center was, then center punched closer to where center was and scribed a circle. Cut it out on the bandsaw.


Turned and threaded the insert out of a piece of Delrin.
The recess is for the revers lockout slider.


Cut the head off a m12 1.25 bolt. Note the perfect cut here. This will be the mount to attach the knob to the lathe.


Epoxied the insert in the knob. Mounted it to the lathe. The wood block at the end is just to stabilize it. Its not glued to the block.


Turned and polished.


And installed. Not bad for some scrap I had laying around the shop. Would have been nicer in with red accents instead of the brown, but that would have required, you know, buying something.


And a very short and probably grainy vid of operation.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vacca_rabite/14337477683

So, not bad for an evenings shop time. It works so I might make a nicer one for the car.
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:59 AM   #22
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You got a nice knob there
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:00 AM   #23
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That actually looks pretty good. How did you go about polishing it?
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:03 AM   #24
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Thats actually pretty ****ing awesome
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:09 AM   #25
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Count me in with the "looks good" group.
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