Creating the Knobs

Now that the body of the dresser is done, it’s time to add the knobs. We will use splines and a few surface creation tools new to your workflow. Goosebumps, anyone? Take a look at the reference for the knobs in Figure 2-38. You are going to create a profile of the knob and then rotate the profile around its axis to form a surface. This technique is known as lathe, not to be mistaken for latte, which is a whole different deal and not covered in this book.

Figure 2-38: A drawer knob


A spline is a group of vertices and connecting segments that form a line or curve. To create the knob profile, we are going to use the line spline, ...

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