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My 1st Attempt at Greene and Greene Style Furniture #14: Ebony Pulls

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Blog entry by Don posted 1169 days ago 2189 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ebony pulls are done and mounted. I even got the first coat of finish on them. I almost had to call this blog entry “Scewup #2”. I drilled the holes for the screws to mount the pulls about 1/8” off center. It wasn’t enough to allow the screw to pop through but it was close enough breath a sigh of relief when I noticed it.

Here’s one of the pulls installed on a drawer and still a little wet from the wipe on poly:

And the jig I used to drill the holes:

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.



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blackcherry

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#1 posted 1169 days ago

A few nervous moment with spectacular results…can’t wait to see the finish piece…well done…BC

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 1169 days ago

Love the look of those pulls. Absolutely love them.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Todd Thomas

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#3 posted 1168 days ago

Wow….looks great…well done…...thanks for putting the photos of your drilling set up….

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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pastorglen

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#4 posted 1168 days ago

Those look great! I like that included pictures of your jig set-up. That helps me do some planning.

Great!!!

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#5 posted 1168 days ago

looking good Don :-)
incl. the little Jiig

take care
Dennis

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riverguy

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#6 posted 492 days ago

Nice looking pulls! One way I’ve found that works for me in making several identical pieces of this nature is to carefully drill the holes in the stock first. I use a back stop on the drill press so the holes will all be the exact same distance from the edge of the stock. If I’m making more than just “several,” I’ll place a pin in a board that sits under the stock so that once the first hole is drilled, that hole slips over the pin to align the next hole. When all the holes are drilled, then I cut the stock with stop on my Incra fence so that each will end up with a hole in the center. No tearouts, no exploding tiny pieces of wood! For drilling the holes, I’ve found that a freshly sharpened standard twist drill works best since it clears the chips easily. You can also make the stock slightly too tall so you can slice off the drill-entry portion before cutting the block into individual pieces (in case you get some less-than-clean entries).

-- Skip, Forestville, CA, http://www.sonomastainedglass.com

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