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$7 Ace Hardware Stud And Knob Puller

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First off, buy there parts from ACE hardware. They don't have to be exact, just relative. You need a plastic pipe piece and a screw in cap for it, a rubber )-ring from plumbing that's the same diameter as the pipe's end, a bolt longer than the pipe and a wing nut for it, and one piece of copper piping.

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Steps:

1) Glue the rubber O-ring to the bottom of the pipe.

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2) Drill a hole slightly larger than your bolt in the middle of the pipe cap.

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3) Use a hammer to shape the copper into a more "square" shape and drill another hole slightly larger than your bolt in one side.

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4) On the opposite side of the copper pipe drill a hole slightly larger than your pot shafts and/or ports and use a grinder on your Dremel to shape it into an opening like shown.

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5) Cut the copper pipe in half (a size that will fit INTO the plastic pipes opening)

6) Find a way to fit the bolt through ONLY the top hole in the copper pipe and glue it in place.

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7) Put the bolt and copper pipe fixture up through the now connected plastic pipe and cap and finish off with the wing nut.

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The rubber will protect your wood/finish. Just slide whatever you wanna pull off into the copper pipes "opening" and then tighten the wing nut til it comes off/out. Works like a charm! I've even used it on a clear coat that had been dry for less than a day and it didn't harm it a fraction!

Chris

PS: USE COPPER PIPE! it's soft. ANything else and you'll NEVER get it to work.

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No i meant for knobs, didn't see the stud puller part. You can slide a t shirt under a knob. Wrapp it around itself a few times so the knob is trapped and pull. It'll come right off. As far as studs go I take the threaded part of the stud out and put in a longer bolt of the same pitch. Bottom out the bolt and keep turnin, it'll pop it right out.

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I'd also be a little wary of the copper tubeing scratching plated parts. It's a cool idea, but I think the actually 'knob grabber' could use some refining.

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You can buy that liquid stuff for dipping tool handles in and dip the copper in that to give it a nice, soft, rubbery coating. Of course, maybe some duct tape or electrical tape could serve the same purpose?

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I assumed the PG way to remove a knob was to stick a lit fire-cracker under it.

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well it seems that i lot of people have various ways to get the job done. however, i think verhoevenc came up with a cool DIY jig and it was nice of him to share it with us!

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verhoevenc, thank you for sharing this with us.

Edited by PunkRockerLuke

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