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#1 RandyL476

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 01:17 AM

Bought these porcelain door knobs for $10 awhile back with the idea of using them as cane toppers, handles on my canes, I've seen them used before as well as old glass door knobs just asking y'all think about it, any suggestions will be helpful.

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#2 MJC4

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 01:31 AM

 I would absolutely give um a try.  Always on the scout around the flea markets and garage sales for different items I can incorporate into this obsession of ours! I am looking for the 8 ball from a pool set for a handle. I also saw a couple full sized glass eyes at a yard sale last summer I almost popped for to somehow add to a stick, but the wife put the Kabosh on that idea as they did kinda creep ya out!


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 02:38 AM

I would absolutely give um a try.  Always on the scout around the flea markets and garage sales for different items I can incorporate into this obsession of ours! I am looking for the 8 ball from a pool set for a handle. I also saw a couple full sized glass eyes at a yard sale last summer I almost popped for to somehow add to a stick, but the wife put the Kabosh on that idea as they did kinda creep ya out!

. I think I got a huckleberry shaft that will be perfect with one on it

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 07:56 AM

Good you got ahold of some. I have been looking for some of those and the clear glass vintage ones to use as toppers. I think they will serve you well.

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:01 AM

go for it,  if you find them comfortable to hold in your palm of your hand.  that's the thing with stick makers there are no rules its whatever takes your fancy



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 09:41 AM

I picked up a couple of pairs of the old glass knobs years ago but haven't used them yet because I couldn't think of a way to fit them and make them look good. The small set screw which holds the knob to the shaft going through the door looked ugly, in my opinion. Plus, the small circumference where the shaft comes out would look odd going into anything but a very slender shank.

I'm thinking now, though, that perhaps a plumbing coupling chucked into a drill press or lathe and filed down to a similar shape would be the solution. And maybe replace the set screw with a brass pin which could be filed flat. (Or steel if the knob is mounted in a steel or iron base)

 

Good luck with them.






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