This is one of my COVID-19 videos where I filmed ten full-length (rather long but still interesting) videos to encourage everyone to make with hand tools only. Really, it goes with the plane tote handle video I put up a couple of weeks ago as many people have no lathe, no turning tools, and no knowledge of how to turn on the lathe. But I also wanted to stretch things. If you can make this, you make all kinds of cabinet knobs and handles and this opens yet another machineless world of real woodworking for anyone and everyone.
There is no question that turning knobs is very fast when you have all the equipment and skill. The costs mount up quickly if you are not interested in turning, which I am not, but did do for three decades. Many of us like challenges though and taking a rectangular block to make the knob is very interesting. Turning a knob is not much of a challenge–carving one is!
For the plane tote, the rear handle, go here.