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I've had this (and another) "glass" door knob since last year, saving them for some future project and now that it's been firmly established that the tulip poplar shaft is rather boring, I'm thinking about dressing it up with the knob, after the tung oil and polyurethane finish coats.

My concern is this is a first for me and I'll be working with three hole sizes and depths . . . thus my plea here today.

It's my thinking that I'll attempt to drill the correct depth and dimension for that threaded square rod first, taking it at least 2" deep, hopefully square and dead center of the shaft. I'll follow that with a spade bit to fit the next larger section and then widen that one same hole with another spade bit to fit the final section of the knob assembly. I want to hide that small screw used to hold the threaded rod in place on the door itself.

Once I've established it's a good fit, I'll secure it with some Gorilla glue and let it set at least overnight.

However, before I proceed, I'd certainly appreciate any input.

Thanx

-neb
 

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RIGHT - I had 100% forgotten about drilling the spade bit first - followed by the smaller dimension for that lower section.

WHEW! thank YOU

-neb
 

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I found a long time ago it takes patience and the willingness to accept change.

Even though I thought I could - with your help - attach that door knob to the tulip poplar shank, I've discovered the top of the stick is too narrow. So I'll have to seek some other top, perhaps another T-handle - and save these door knobs for some future sticks/canes.

Thank you one and all

-neb
 
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