I love to do wood turning, so when an opportunity presented itself, I stepped forward to volunteer the work. It is only a brief interruption to building the mill. The pictures below showing the process I used are pretty self explanatory. The first picture is a set of cherry knobs I did to warm up to turning the rosewood. So I cut the rosewood into blanks so I could use a tenon cutter to cut a 3/4" stub to hold the knob, needed for the last few steps (pic 7) The backsaw was used to remove the waste from around the tenon. Then the usual layout, caliper work, and profile cutting. Note the floating ring on the knob in pic 7. Rosewood turns very easily and crisply, even wet like this seemed to be, so the ring was intact until I took the knob off the lathe. It was not intentional. Pic 8 is one down and one to go. In a careless moment, I wrecked the second piece and was heartbroken (pic 9). My mentor, long gone now, taught me an important lesson for woodworkers. "The difference between an amateur and a professional is how they fix their mistakes" was apparently an old saying back in the '60s. So I bore down on this "disaster" and fixed it. I had no extra wood to do the knob over, so the pressure was on! The fix is shown in the last picture and I deliberately oriented the knob so the gouge would be front and center. Can you find it? Neither can I, but I know which knob it was.
Dan is an experienced woodworker who is anxious to make an heirloom of the future for you.