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    Shop Made Pulls

    I'm waiting on some materials to come in and so, during the lull, I thought I'd get a jump on some pulls I'll need for a project coming up. I had some mahogany that went wacky on me while building a dresser for a client awhile back so I tossed it in the scrap bin. As these pulls will only be 4" long I was able to put this otherwise goofy stock to some use. I cut the blanks to exact length but leave enough room on the sides for smoothing and enough meat out front to mill the profile out of.

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    I drill the holes for the threaded inserts, then without changing the setup, I use the drill press to hand turn the inserts into position. I then run the cove profile on the router table and use a circle jig to help put a consistent arc across the front. They end up as shown prior to finish sanding.

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    I imagine they will end up a dark brown but, will wait till the piece is pretty well assembled before I commit. They are for a kitchen hutch (for me again this time ) and it will be made from pecan. The color spectrum can run from maple-white through cherry-red so I don't want to commit to the pull's color till I get the doors framed up, at least.
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    You have a much better brain than I do for this creative way of making such... those are super looking and I like them much better than the average hardware buy.. on another topic -- don't understand your avatar! kind of ugly
    Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it
    still sings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Gallian View Post
    .. on another topic -- don't understand your avatar! kind of ugly
    My daughter has some piece of software that allows you to "fun house mirror" pictures. Ugly!?! She told me it made me look better.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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    and you know that I was pulling your leg --> it is still ugly
    Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it
    still sings!

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    Nice pulls there Glenn, of course with the way you would make anything that uses them the item would need little effort to pull it open. In my case i gotta have space to get my hand in and yank the whole thing being pulled out. Hope that changes soon.
    cheers

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    Smart looking pulls, Glenn.
    Billy B.

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    I hope there isn't a fine for questionable use of a coping sled:

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    Or a circle jig:

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    Like they say; whatever works .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Gallian View Post
    and you know that I was pulling your leg --> it is still ugly
    I'm with you Paul!

    Enjoy,

    JimB
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