Shopmade Drawer Pulls

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Project by Bricofleur posted 05-30-2010 10:57 PM 5457 views 13 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After building a storage cabinet for my shop I decided to make my own pulls to prevent the cord from my electric tools to catch. Most store bought pulls don’t meet this particular criteria.

I ripped two 3/4’’ thick 18’’ long sticks, 1’’ wide, according to my actual needs.

I used a 3/8’’ diameter round nose bit in the router table to mill the gripping profile of the pulls.

At the miter saw I cut one end at 20° then the other after spinning the piece over 180°, keeping the pull flat against the fence. To learn more about the miter saw cradle shown, click here.

No electric cord will catch on these pulls for sure.

See all the details and more photos from this page of my website.



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#1 posted 05-30-2010 11:03 PM

Nice pulls.

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#2 posted 05-30-2010 11:05 PM


Nice little storage cabinet…looks nice.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#3 posted 05-30-2010 11:14 PM

Why buy pulls when you can make them good job.

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#4 posted 05-30-2010 11:40 PM

always a new simple idea , serge .

nice pulls ,
great idea on the snagging cords !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 05-31-2010 01:23 AM

I looked at the pictures first, before I read your text. The whole time I was thinking…”I think they would look better if he’d cut the angles the other way.

Then I read the text and saw this. “No electric cord will catch on these pulls for sure.”

Pure Genius. ;-)

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#6 posted 07-24-2010 09:44 PM

Very creative.You inspired me to begin to make pulls on my own,instead of bying them.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 03-28-2011 02:05 AM

Excellent design, perfect example of necessity leading to invention.

-- -Jacob Turetsky, Industrial Designer

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