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Old 14 Nov 2003, 06:55 pm
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I've noticed several people here hobby with wood. Here's an idea for something different, fun, and....very little profit!

If you have a hobby lathe, how about copying the cheap plastic auto shift knob ('03) in wood?

Also, if anyone is interested in one, say so here.

I'm not good with wood, but since there are none available, I had to make mine ('02) from a wooden egg from a local hobby store.[:I]

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2sb, have you got a close-up of the gear shift knob, kinda hard to get a good look at it in the photo.
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Hey 2sb, LOVE the seats...LOWRIDER STYLE! Are they covers or stitched in custom upholstered?
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close up please!![8D]
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Old 18 Nov 2003, 04:07 am
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Sorry, I don't have any close-ups. I was trying to see if someone might want to make knobs, not push wooden eggs. Back in the olden days (when I was young), wood knobs were plentiful. I just thought a retro car should have retro knobs available.

ED, the seats are actually sets of rear seats from 90ish New Yorkers. I don't sew well enough to "gather" the material for button tufting so I used the NYkr as material to replace the original inserts. Also it came with 2" of foam to take the bounce out of long trips. Red Green calls it the importance of being comfortable.
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I hope it isn't a faux pas to link to another pt site, but while looking through the galleries elsewhere, I saw this: http://ptcw.truckmoxie.com/mygallery.ten?id=3499 and thought those who'd read this thread might be interested.

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I certainly don't see any problem linking to another PT site and I don't believe anyone else does either. Thanks for the post Christy, that's a nice looking shifter.
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Old 18 Nov 2003, 08:12 pm
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Now THAT's what I'd like to see available. I know there are gifted people out here.[] How about it?
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its just a round ball of wood?
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Old 21 Nov 2003, 03:31 am
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Those two balls are more than what's offered commercially.
I may be too picky, but the egg I used was about 1/4" too small. If I could have made my own, it would have been larger.
"Just a wooden ball?" If that's all someone wants, that's it. If they have no talent (like me), it would be nice if someone else duplicated the 03 Auto wooden ball including the interior bore diameters so others could just do a bolt-on replacement like one of the billet jobs. I just thought it would be a nice alternative.
Wooden ball or egg or... It's only limited by the skill and patience of the lathe hobbist.
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