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woodbutcherbynight

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02-11-2018 02:06 AM

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For a base cabinet for the shop that has 24 inch wide drawers what kind of drawer pulls have you found work well. I have generally used drop down pulls to avoid catching cords and such but with a tablesaw mounted to the top I am sure these would rattle and make all kinds of noise. A cabinet I hold hardware in that is 28 inches wide has 6 inch pulls I made in such a way they do not catch cords. These seem to work well and allow a good grip to pull open the drawer despite the weight. And of course I have a couple with finger pulls. These work okay but are harder to find above 7 inches.

Currently I have planned on 8 inch handles that have 1 inch clearance between a flat metal handle and the drawer front supported by a block on each side. 1/8 inch thick steel 3/4 inch wide. In looking over this part of my plan I began to wonder if I had overlooked something better.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 02-11-2018 02:28 AM

The handle you have planned is just what I was going to recommend
Good thinking, Gunny!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 02-11-2018 02:32 AM



The handle you have planned is just what I was going to recommend
Good thinking, Gunny!

Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Thanks! I sometimes overthink my plans. LOL

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#3 posted 02-11-2018 02:37 AM

These are 28” drawers….about a dollar each at HD

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 02-11-2018 02:49 AM



These are 28” drawers….about a dollar each at HD

- Kelster58

Good idea and these do work well, we have several inside the house even turned a few. With the pins in my wrist and arm I tend to not be able to get my fingers around them as well as I would like. If I can get my hand into it I have much easier time. And yes, I should have written that in my write up to begin with.. Oops.

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#5 posted 02-11-2018 03:10 AM

I had a client that picked out their own handles for a kitchen and when she got them she didn’t like them,
so she gave them to me.
I’ve been using them for shop odds and ends cabinets.
I still have some extras if you need/like them?
There 5” long and protrude 1” at the center.

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#6 posted 02-11-2018 04:28 AM

If you have a bandsaw and a router you could make handle type pulls? but it is a time and materials thing.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 02-11-2018 05:51 AM

True, and I have 14 to make. Which is an improvement, usually I land up with 30 or so to do.

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#8 posted 02-15-2018 03:35 AM

So having tried a couple of methods this is what I came up with as a template. Inside between the two ends is 5 inches of open space, one inch from the drawer front.

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#9 posted 02-15-2018 08:32 AM

Now you’ll be able to do as many as you have material for. And you will get faster making them.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 02-17-2018 03:53 AM

Took about 1 1/2 hours to get all 14 manufactured. Including cutting up the steel bars. Used jigs for everything to include a jig to use tomorrow to drill the holes on each end so all are exactly where they need to be. Called it a night but very pleased with this evenings work.

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#11 posted 02-18-2018 02:38 AM

Getting there!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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