wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

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wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

Postby marley4us » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:47 pm

New to me Nardi wood steering wheel! sexy, ohhh yeah. So lets make a shift knob to match!!!!
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Go buy a block of wood, some stain, have a drill and some expoxi and nutts that match the thread pitch of your car.

Block oh wood, going to make me a wood shifter too!
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Got this far, smoothing it out... I wanted to keep working, but I could tell I was pissing off my neighbors
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Man I have not widdled since grade school, when we would go camping.... man I forgot how fun it is!

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Finished smoothing it out. Purchased Stain, and Polyurethane clear gloss sealer, and nuts to mount inside the shifter.
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First layer of stain
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second layer of stain
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Third layer of stain
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I am waiting to see how dark this layer turns, and if it will match the wheel or I need another layer. In the morning I will add the clear gloss, with lots of layers for durability and a shinny finish!

Clear coat, here is the first few coats, use gentle strokes so you dont get air bubbles messing up the finish
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Finished the shifter, and I have to save I am pretty darn proud! It could use some wetsanding to smooth out the many coats of clear. but other then that perfections side man I can not believe I hand made this!
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And it matches my wheel pretty good! Not bad for pilfering left over wood from my Halloween costume stilts lol!
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Got wood
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1985 Corolla Hatch widebody w/ SR20det (The Project)
1993 5SGTE stroker widebody MR2 Turbo (drag car)
2002 Miata SE hardtop (daily Driver)
1994 4runner (The truck)

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Re: wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

Postby Kirksekm » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:48 am

nice caplico in the background and not bad for using a drill and some really basic tools i make wood ones on the wood lathe and i can make u one outta kehaki from japan just LMK if ur interested

** and i want the Sapporro knob most def sick AF**

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Re: wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

Postby marley4us » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:29 pm

Thanks, I would love to see yours too! maybe even buy some of your work!


Started on this Ebrake handle

buy wood
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20140129_141704 by marley4us1985, on Flickr



cut wood
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20140129_142035 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

Sand the handle to your liking
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20140129_141726 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

Notch the grip
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20140129_143449 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

Hand sand out the burn marks
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20140129_143725 by marley4us1985, on Flickr



Gloss
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20140129_150303 by marley4us1985, on Flickr


put gloss on it
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20140129_151306 by marley4us1985, on Flickr
1985 Corolla Hatch widebody w/ SR20det (The Project)
1993 5SGTE stroker widebody MR2 Turbo (drag car)
2002 Miata SE hardtop (daily Driver)
1994 4runner (The truck)

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Re: wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

Postby Bigwhite07 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:24 pm

Those are pretty sweet! I've been thinking of turning down a metal shifter on my lathe, this is making want to try it even more.

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Re: wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

Postby marley4us » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:09 pm

F*%K getting the ebrake handle of was a HUGE PITA! It did not want to budge, ended up cutting it down the center to remove it lol!

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20140218_130407 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

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20140218_130413 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

So I wanted to make a push button for my wooden ebrake handle.

took a 11/16 bit to drill the hole for the ebrake to slip on

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20140218_130430 by marley4us1985, on Flickr


Hole drilled
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20140218_130436 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

and a 5/8 for the button
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20140218_130826 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

got a slighter larger rod then the 5/8's

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20140218_131319 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

Cut it down to the size I would need for the botton to work, this may take a couple of tries to get perfect. so cut it long and trim down
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20140218_131801 by marley4us1985, on Flickr


Used my dremel to cut the rod to shop, but it always leaves burn markes
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20140218_131805 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

Sanded the burn markes out, and smoothed the edges
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20140218_131955 by marley4us1985, on Flickr


Use a wood screw in the end of the dowel, and cut the head off. I tried a nail at first and it slips off too easy, sorry the pic should have been with the wood screw
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20140218_132205 by marley4us1985, on Flickr



Clamped it to the drill!!
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20140218_132227 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

Sand down the tip of the dowel so you can slid it through your 5/8 hole, but the bigger portion of dowel stops if from falling out
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20140218_132238 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

Like this
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20140218_133128 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

Then stain it to match your other wood items!
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20140218_140538 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

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20140218_140638 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

a little clear to make it look shinny :)
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20140218_141302 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

All done with wooden button and all
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20140218_160228 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

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20140218_160144 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

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20140218_160212 by marley4us1985, on Flickr

(ps the ebrake is bent to the side cause I have a SR20det motor and trans otherwise there would be interference with the shifter)
1985 Corolla Hatch widebody w/ SR20det (The Project)
1993 5SGTE stroker widebody MR2 Turbo (drag car)
2002 Miata SE hardtop (daily Driver)
1994 4runner (The truck)

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Re: wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

Postby oldeskewltoy » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:12 pm

Brazilian cherrywood

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...the wood wheel, shift knob... AND dash inlay :o
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Re: wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

Postby Brendoninhawaii » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:47 pm

woah bro, did you paint your nardi wheel that teal color?

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Re: wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

Postby marley4us » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:10 am

yup :)
1985 Corolla Hatch widebody w/ SR20det (The Project)
1993 5SGTE stroker widebody MR2 Turbo (drag car)
2002 Miata SE hardtop (daily Driver)
1994 4runner (The truck)

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Re: wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

Postby subiemonger » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:13 am

That's awesome, did you thread the shift knob?

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Re: wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

Postby saiGone » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:57 am

*This DIY sponsored by Sapporo :P

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Re: wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

Postby marley4us » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:17 am

Ya I welded a bolt with the right thread pitch and a long nut it was like 5 nuts but together and glued it in!


Ya haha Sapporo, and Asahi sponsored!
1985 Corolla Hatch widebody w/ SR20det (The Project)
1993 5SGTE stroker widebody MR2 Turbo (drag car)
2002 Miata SE hardtop (daily Driver)
1994 4runner (The truck)

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Re: wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

Postby Fltc86 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:26 am

now thats awesome!!

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Re: wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

Postby lmaz81 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:33 am

That e brake handle is dope. Whats the od of the wood.

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Re: wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

Postby mashi2choco » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:10 am

Damn, that's awesome. Good craftsmanship!

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Re: wood shift knob to match your wood steering wheel

Postby Truenoboy843 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:13 pm

wow that wheel is awesome!!! so is the shift knob!

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