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    Another how to?????????

    OK imagine a small drawer front. Made out of 3/4 material, around 5" x 12". I need a way to pull it open, but I don't want to have a knob. I also don't want to purchase a flush fit handle.

    My thinking is to bore a 1" hole, 1/2 deep. Bevel the sides, back under the face. Question is how to bevel? Thought about a dovetail bit. Maybe make a template out of hardboard and run the shank around that?

    Finishing is not an issue, shop furniture.

    Any better ideas? Open to all, but the handle must be flush. Quick and simple is good.

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    Steve most slot drawer pulls I see are under and 1.5" wide cut in the shape of quarter round.
    Need sharp chisels.
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    yup or yu can just use a router to make a reveal under the bottom edge..
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    Guess I should have mention, drawers will be built in, so to speak. No way to get to sides, tops or bottoms.

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    Like these?



    If so, I've done them without the "Filler" piece and just done an opening large enough for my hand and done a round over on both sides.
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    Close, maybe. When I get home I will try to put something together.

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    Drill a 2" diameter hole, half an inch deep, then rout a quarter inch slot across it, going about half an inch to either side. Put a piece of quarter inch stock - or a quarter inch dowel - in that slot, across the hole. Voila! an inset drawer handle.
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    Drawer pull bits plunge in and make a relived hole to allow a finger grip.
    http://www.amanatool.com/bits-fv/fin...pull-bits.html
    They cut hand holds as Tom shows in the next post.
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    Steve, The Cockpit Locker in my Sailboat came from the Factory made of Teak and had recessed opening centered in the upper 2/5's of a pull open door. The hinges were at the bottom.

    The recessed opening was about 5/8's of an inch deep. I had to make new locker doors as the old frames were in bad shape. I made all new frames and doors out of White Oak. I wanted to replicate them. I ended up using a forstern bit to cut down to depth in the left and right side, then installed a straight cutting router bit in my router table and set up stops to keep the bit from cutting to far forward or back and cleaned out the web between two holes. Once that was done, I took a flexible shaft tool with a ball mill on the end and under cut the upper side so your finger tips would have a place to grab onto.

    Here is a pic of the old ones.

    http://sports.webshots.com/photo/237...70055750WLwBeZ

    My new ones ended up looking just the same.

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    Now wait a minute. It's a shop drawer.. So just run a drywall screw into it.
    Or you could do this.
    Here is a bunch http://www.grizzly.com/products/sear...20cutter&new=1
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