I was recently asked to make some beehive knobs.
So after making a sample the design below was agreed.
The knobs were to be made from Maple, so i started some 1 1/4" square timber mounted between centers.
This was turned round, spigots & blank lengths marked out & cut with a parting tool.
The spigots were turned down to 1/2", not only would these later be the means of holding the blanks in a chuck, but are also for fixing to the cabinets.
At this stage the blanks were cut up in to single pieces at the bandsaw.
Re-mounted in pin jaws, the rough shape of the knob was turned with a spindle gauge.
Then with a beading tool the pattern was formed.
The pattern finished & some intricate sanding complete
Finally after a few hours the order was complete, the eagle eyed will notice there are 2 different sizes.