This is my finished  ball and knob turner. You can make knobs out of any material you want . Brass,plastic,aluminum,steel , wood .This style of turner i can create a ball  up to 1 1/4 inch round.

Step 1: Ball turner base plan

Here are the plans for the base of the ball turner which goes into the cross slide  of the lathe .
What size lathe is this for? i need one for a 7x 10 lathe
<p>This is a 12 x 36 lathe .</p>
great !!!&hellip;<br>but one question remains to be answered : how did you make the first knob as your tool handle ? <br>A bit like the chicken and the egg, I must say&hellip;<br><br>Great job.<br><br>Thank you !&hellip;
i actually had a knob i just put on there to make the first one . The threads didnt even match....
nice !&hellip;<br>have a good afternoon (or so &hellip;in europe it's already 8:30pm)
I build another ball turner which is more like the ones you see online .Which i have to take the compound off .I can send you a link if you like ?<br><br> www.redneckgadgets.weebly.com please leave a comment if ya like ..<br> Jim
I started reading the related sidebar and I was like related to outhouses and toilet and camping? Then I made it to survival and I cracked up! I was like yup, I have to agree it'd be tough to survive without balls!
sorry i have a paragraph saved so i just copy it and paste it ...
I figured the Instructables robot was on the blink.
You've got BALLs!! <br>one of those would make a really sweet shift knob. <br>I'm thinking I could use this idea with a wood lathe to make wood balls.
It will cut wooden knobs also