I tried my hand at making some wooden knobs last night. I actually made one, and it took about an hour. It looks pretty nice, but took way too long and I'm not sure I could make another one the exact same size. basically here's what I did. - Using a 3/4" pen blank I cut off a 3/4" chunk so now I have a 3/4" cube. It was curly maple if anyone cares - mark the center of the piece on one end, drill a tiny hole (for later use) and use a bench sander to remove most of the material to get a basic round shape. Looking back, I really should have used a circle template and removed a LOT more material during this part. - using an (**unknown tool**) from my dremel I screwed one end into the hole that I drilled. Then put the whole thing in my drill press. Does anyone know what this part is called? Basically, it's a 1/8" shaft about 1.5" long and has a course thread wood screw type thing on one end with a stop collar? I have no idea what this thing is, but it did the trick. - now you spend about 1/2 hour sanding the living daylight out of it getting it down to size and rounding the top part. Then, (and I know this is REALLY WRONG) using a chisel, while still spinning in the drill press, flatten what would be the bottom of the knob so that it's square with the sides. - once it got to shape I used some very fine grit papers to get a very smooth finish on it. Then used some lemon oil on a rag to oil it up, all while still spinning. This worked real nice. - Then drill out the bottom etc... so it can be pushed onto a split knurled pot shaft. So, it all worked fairly well and I 'm happy with the result, I'll post a pic tomorrow. Although I don't know if I could make another one that's identical without twice the effort. Anyway though. I would like to hear some advice from you guys who make wood knobs. I've seen your work. I'm most curious to know what you use to 'turn' the knobs and how you ensure some sort of tolerence between them so they all match.