Homemade oak button


One button takes a lot to create. First I chopped and planed the wood down to size, belt sanded it into a circle, cut out the center with a dremel bit and smoothed the sides and front and back with another bit, then drilled the holes and finished it. One button! I really like how the beeswax/olive oil finish turned out. I intend to use this one on my pants.


3 thoughts on “Homemade oak button

  1. anaraug

    What does it feel like to be so button-core?

    I wonder what kind of tools they have to make button-making easier. Although I guess with plastic it’s just a mold. Do you know how they make metal ones? Also a mold or CNC? I should get a 3D printer so that I could 3D-print plastic ones.

    1. thecuriousbum Post author

      My guess is the metal ones are molded, and I think I’ve heard about CNC for guitars/mandolins etc–not sure about buttons, though, but I’m sure wood ones are cut mechanically somehow.


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