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  • Leo Van Der Loo
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    If your knob is more like a ball then turning it in side grain orientation you can see he eyes, as in endgrain they will not show up, if the knob has a thin neck than your side grain will not be very strong as you know.

    I have 2 pictures here that, first shows you how the eyes are orientated, grew in the tree’s log, I drew a red rectangle in there that would be the orientation of an endgrain piece in the wood, then the second shows the eyes showing in the board and the endgrain of it where there is nothing showing but maybe one line on the right end of the board.

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  • Jerome
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    It's for the stick shift in my car Maybe I'll do an insert for the not so nice top.

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  • billh
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    Although a knob looks like a cut-off chunk of a turned cylinder, I think it is best that you orient the stock so the end of the knob as seen when mounted is face-grain.
    billh

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  • Rusty
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    It would look like the cut end of a board.

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  • Jerome
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    Birdseye Maple

    What does the end grain of birdseye maple look like when turned? I would like to do some knobs but would like an idea of the outcome.
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