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stuck door knob

I have gathered up a few old doors and one has a very lovely glass door knob. I have taken out the screws in the knob but I cannot get it apart. I have tried everything down to a prybar and a flat head screwdriver and all I got was a broken screwdriver and a bent door plate. Its a mortised lock and it works just fine mechanically. Any ideas short of cutting the door up?

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Re: stuck door knob

Once you've removed the set screw, just twist the knob counterclockwise. Usually these are on a threaded square shaft.

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