Star Knob Jig

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Project by TheDane posted 03-30-2019 02:53 AM 3485 views 28 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jig was inspired by one shown in a YouTube video by Christofix - DIY Projects

The video shows the layout of the template and Christofix’s construction of the jig.

My version uses a 2-1/2” hole saw, and some scrap plywood that otherwise would have gone in the burn pit. Christofix built the jig to slide over the table on the drill press … I just clamp mine to my drill press table.

The knobs this jig produces are about 2-3/8” in diameter.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 03-30-2019 05:00 AM

супер нужное приспособление

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#2 posted 03-30-2019 05:13 AM

A very unique COOL jig!

Thank you for the links…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 03-30-2019 05:34 AM

Simply elegant, and elegantly simple. Nice.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 03-30-2019 12:23 PM

Nice jig. I appretiate effort you put into this project, although I would rather make it on bandsaw free handed. Unless hyperproduction requires precision.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 03-30-2019 05:18 PM

I am sure that many will be using your idea.

Very fine work.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 03-30-2019 10:31 PM

Nice jig. Thanks for sharing

-- Scott in Texas

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#7 posted 03-31-2019 12:29 AM

Okay, that’s just too cool. Thanks for posting.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#8 posted 03-31-2019 12:38 AM

Very clever.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 03-31-2019 01:03 AM

also way cheaper then the plastic knobs i might just have to make some more jigs now thanks Gerry GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#10 posted 03-31-2019 02:48 PM

I’m definitely going to give this a try! I’m always in need of a couple knobs here and there. Thanks for sharing!

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#11 posted 04-01-2019 05:53 AM

Good work. It’s a lot of work for a knob. John Heisz made a much simpler star knob jig about a year ago. I just leave them round.

-- Rick M,

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#12 posted 04-02-2019 05:45 PM

Nice jig.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 04-04-2019 03:13 AM

That’s cool; thanks for sharing

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#14 posted 04-26-2019 09:14 AM

So clever and so cool.
Love every aspect.
Well done.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#15 posted 11-19-2020 02:45 AM

Thanks for sharing.

-- Eric, building the dream

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