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Homemade hardware. Using brass to make a knife hinge, a folding-screen hinge, and handles for use on a traditional Japanese Tansu cabinet.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #12 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 43
Correction AMERICAN WOODWORKER #14 May-Jun 1990 pg. 4

Simple modification guarantees that wooden knobs (the kind fastened with a single screw in the center) will never loosen and turn in place.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #26 May-Jun 1992 pg. 12

Making "bull's-eye" wooden knobs. Use a drill press and dowel plugs of contrasting woods to transform a store-bought knob.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #44 Apr 1995 pg. 49

Profiling (regrinding) a spade bit facilitates the installation of flush-fit brass pulls.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #45 Jun 1995 pg. 22

Selecting drawer pulls for period furniture. Includes information on how to enhance and protect the hardware. Looks at William & Mary (1690-1720), Queen Anne (1720-1750), Chippendale (1750-1785) and Federal (1785-1820).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #47 Oct 1995 pg. 70

Photo shows how kitchen cabinets can be given an interesting touch by replacing standard cabinet pulls with wooden mixing spoons in a variety of shapes. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 34

Photo shows how to add a bright touch to a child's chest of drawers by cutting fancy figures from plywood scraps and painting them for use as drawer pulls. Est. cost: $5.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 36

How to make a temporary knob for a drawer from the cap off of a tube of toothpaste.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1979 (v.57#5) pg. 55

New things to do with a mismatched assortment of dresser and doorknobs. (1) Trio of doorknobs mounted on piece of wood function as coat rack. (2) Doorknobs attached to the front of a fabric-covered cornice hold a lace swag. (3) Drawer knobs screwed into a wall shelf serve as plate holders.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1996 (v.74#3) pg. 174

Home-made wooden handles, drawer pulls, knobs, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 18

Tip describes how to mark a drawer front or cabinet door to show where to drill handle screw holes.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 10

Apple-licious home decor. (1) "Have a Delicious Day" apple plaque is stenciled with a checkerboard and vine background. A trio of apples, made from microwaveable plaster, are glued on the plaque. Cinnamon stick stems and fabric bows accent each apple. (2) Apple switchplate covers for both single and double switches are cut to shape from wood and painted. (3) Wooden drawer knobs are painted to resemble apples.
CRAFTS Sep 1996 (v.19#9) pg. 72, 51

Five floral motifs to paint on wooden knobs.
CRAFTS Sep 1998 (v.21#9) pg. 38, 45

Tips on making replacement copies of decorative cast iron drawer handles. A mold is made from plaster and the handle is cast from white "pot" metal.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Aug 1984 (v.15#4) pg. 14

Replace outdated or broken cabinet pulls to dress up a kitchen or bath.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 30

How to mount a wooden cabinet knob so it won't spin on its screw.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 82

Jig for locating screw holes when installing pulls on cabinet doors.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #43 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 20

Tip: Small drawers can be equipped with a small button in the back of the box to "push" the drawer out just enough to get a hold of the edge. This eliminates the need for unsightly drawer pulls.
FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 20

Modified router bit allows you to make recessed drawer pulls in the fronts of wooden drawers. The recessed pull has a slight lip all around the hole, thus providing a finger hold.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 18

Three uses for the router. (1) Inlaid wooden handle for drawer fronts. (2) Quick jig for routing mortises. (3) Inlaid wooden cabinet hinges.
FINE WOODWORKING #35 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 50

How to cut a flush, integral, full-width drawer pull into the front of a drawer.
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 14

Make elongated wooden drawer pulls using your lathe and router.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 12
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 6

Sizing tool for cutting 0.5" dowel stems on lathe-turned wooden knobs.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 8

Wooden hardware. Giving your furniture the right pull. How to design and fabricate wooden drawer pulls, door pulls and similar accessories.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 78

Jig for installing small brass knobs with threaded shanks.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 10

Wooden pulls for drawers and doors. Homemade cylindrical pulls, stile pulls and inset pulls.
FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 80

Tip on using violin tuning pegs as drawer pulls.
FINE WOODWORKING #88 May-Jun 1991 pg. 22

Converting common round wooden drawer pulls into square-faceted Arts-and-Crafts-style pulls.
FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 16

Antiquing hardware. Readily available, inexpensive hinges and pulls can be turned into classy accents for your furniture. Instructions for patinating both brass and steel.
FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 58
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #122 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 8

Making bulls-eye wooden knobs by inserting plugs of contrasting wood into the center.
FINE WOODWORKING #122 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 24

Tip on bending metal drawer pull plate handles to fit a curved drawer front.
FINE WOODWORKING #122 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 34

Six wooden drawer pulls with a curved front lip are cut from an 8" turned disk with a cove (for finger grip).
FINE WOODWORKING #134 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 18

How to make gemstone inserts for wooden drawer pulls.
GEMS & MINERALS #513 Jul 1980 pg. 33

A guide to decorative knobs and pulls.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1980 (v.4#10) pg. 48

Turning wooden drawer pulls which consist of a cherry wood shell fitted with a curly maple face.
HOME FURNITURE #2 Spring 1995 pg. 95

Tip on modifying commercially available wooden drawer pulls to a more unique shape.
HOME FURNITURE #5 Winter 1995 pg. 103

Attach carved pulls to a cabinet using modified machine screws that are sleeved in wood.
HOME FURNITURE #7 Summer 1996 pg. 101

Tip on carving integral drawer pulls into drawer fronts.
HOME FURNITURE #8 Oct 1996 pg. 96

Make your own decorator doorknobs and drawer pulls by embedding pebbles, plants, shells, etc. in clear Liquid Casting Plastic.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 16

Tip: Use a cardboard template to locate drawer pulls on identical-width drawers.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1983 (v.8#1) pg. 13

Lampworked bead pulls. Making glass pulls for drawers and doors. Can also be used as pendant beads.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1999 (v.53#6) pg. 75

Metal tube makes drawer pull.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #419 Apr 1963 (v.59) pg. 110

How to make hand carved drawer pulls of various patterns.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Aug 1977 (v.8#3) pg. 20

Simple and inexpensive drawer pull is made by cutting out the handle of a plastic jug and attaching it to the drawer.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1974 (v.141#4) pg. 64D

Sections of V-belts are used as drawer pulls.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1977 (v.148#1) pg. 107

Tip: Use removable self-adhesive labels when marking locations for knobs, handles, holes, etc. on wooden furniture, doors, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1981 (v.156#1) pg. 32F

A touch of brass. Fabricate custom brass hardware (hinges, drawer pulls, hasps, etc.) for your next woodworking project.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1987 (v.164#3) pg. 82

Full-length drawer handles.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1964 (v.185#1) pg. 115

Get a handle on it. Designing and making unique wooden handles for furniture. Some advice.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #64 Jan 1992 (v.11#4) pg. 19

Clamp for holding a drawer knob (with the screw still in place) while staining or painting.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #76 Jan 1994 (v.13#4) pg. 10

Tip for keeping a round wooden knob from turning off the retaining screw.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #78 May 1994 (v.13#6) pg. 8

Tip: Use a spring clothes pin to hold wooden knobs for painting.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1988 (v.3#2) pg. 104

Tip shows how to temporarily position knobs and pulls so you can see how they look before drilling holes. Also includes a drilling guide to make when attaching multiple knobs and pulls.
SHOPNOTES #25 Jan 1996 (v.5) pg. 15

Hardboard template for routing a finger recess in a wooden handle.
SHOPNOTES #34 Jul 1997 (v.6) pg. 31

Wooden label holders that double as drawer pulls.
SHOPNOTES #36 Nov 1997 (v.6) pg. 5

Technique for producing U-shaped wooden drawer handles from plywood scraps, two at a time.
SHOPNOTES #40 Jul 1998 (v.7) pg. 15

How to make special refrigerator, oven or dishwasher pulls (handles) to match cabinet pulls. Make them from hardwood dowels and neoprene washers.
SUNSET Apr 1978 (v.160#4) pg. 192

Seven examples of other ways to open drawers, cupboards and pull trays without using hardware.
SUNSET Apr 1978 (v.160#4) pg. 202

How to make brass ring cupboard door pulls.
SUNSET Apr 1979 (v.162#4) pg. 166

Hardwood cabinet door pull fits into a notch at the bottom of the door and has a finger hole.
SUNSET May 1980 (v.164#5) pg. 154

Whimsical drawer pulls modeled from plastic clay in the shape of animal heads.
SUNSET Dec 1986 (v.177#6) pg. 112

Two wooden handle and pull ideas for use on drawers or bifold closet doors.
SUNSET Feb 1988 (v.180#2) pg. 123

Stairstep pattern of cutouts in the front of drawers serve as handles.
SUNSET Apr 1990 (v.184#4) pg. 125

Tip shows drawer and cabinet pulls made from small rocks.
SUNSET Feb 1996 (v.196#2) pg. 89

Build your own wooden drawer pulls. Four styles shown. (1) Hardwood wire pulls. (2) Hidden-grasp pull. (3) Continuous pulls. (4) Whistle pulls.
WOOD MAGAZINE #3 Jan-Feb 1985 (v.2#1) pg. 50

Tip on making your own hanger bolts to secure a knob to a drawer.
WOOD MAGAZINE #9 Feb 1986 (v.3#1) pg. 22

Wooden hardware. How to make wooden hinges, lid supports and handles.
WOOD MAGAZINE #48 Dec 1991 (v.8#9) pg. 50

Jigs for precisely drilling drawer-pull or door-pull mounting holes in cabinets.
WOOD MAGAZINE #84 Dec 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 54, 55

Turn a wood-and-brass drawer pull. Convert brass plumbing nipples into shanks for decorative wooden knobs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #87 Apr 1996 (v.13#3) pg. 74

Carve a classic shell. Fashion seashell-shaped furniture ornaments or drawer pulls from wood using this simple approach.
WOOD MAGAZINE #123 Apr 2000 (v.17#3) pg. 48, Insert
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #131 Mar 2001 (v.18#2) pg. 10

Routing out the recesses for drawer pulls.
WOODSMITH #62 Apr 1989 pg. 12

Shop-made wooden drawer pulls. Includes a jig for machining idential size pulls on a router table.
WOODSMITH #79 Feb 1992 pg. 17

How to install flush ring drawer pulls.
WOODSMITH #109 Feb 1997 (v.19) pg. 19

Master turner describes making cabinet knobs in bone and ivory.
WOODTURNING #29 Feb 1995 pg. 14
Added Info WOODTURNING #36 Oct 1995 pg. 72

Turning traditionally-shaped wooden door and drawer knobs for fine pieces of furniture.
WOODTURNING #30 Mar 1995 pg. 59

How to make and use a mini-chuck for quickly and easily turning small items such as pendulums, bottle stoppers and drawer knobs. Includes step-by-step diagram for making pendulums, bouchons, spigots and knobs.
WOODTURNING #42 May 1996 pg. 36

Techniques for turning a batch of wooden furniture knobs in a sometimes unconventional way.
WOODTURNING #69 Nov 1998 pg. 79

Shop built drawer pull for contemporary furniture is made by laminating metal with wood.
WOODWORK #6 Summer 1990 pg. 14

Tip on using sandpaper to keep wooden drawer knobs from loosening up.
WOODWORK #16 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 18

Sea shell drawer pulls are cut and carved from walnut.
WOODWORK #29 Oct 1994 pg. 43

Turned custom pulls. Tips on designing door and drawer pulls, preparation of a storystick and turning of the pulls.
WOODWORK #39 Jun 1996 pg. 40

How to turn knobs, finials, newel-post tops and other small items which require repetition of the pattern. Includes profiles of 9 common patterns for wooden knobs.
WOODWORKER #1013 Apr 1978 (v.82) pg. 172

Tip: Use magnets as "handles" to open secret drawers.
WOODWORKER #1108 Mar 1986 (v.90#3) pg. 261

Tip: Make drawer pulls out of narrow strips of leather passed through slots in the drawer front and fastened inside.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1980 (v.4#5) pg. 31

Tip: Position drawer pulls with hot melt glue before installing in order to get a good idea of how they will look.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1982 (v.6#5) pg. 46

How to cut a drawer pull into the facing board of a drawer using a router and a template.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1983 (v.7#5) pg. 29

Making recessed finger pulls.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 22

Step-by-step instructions for making recessed finger pulls.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1988 (v.12#3) pg. 22

How to carve decorative drawer pulls.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1976 (v.32#3) pg. 26

Tip: Longer knobs on cabinet doors will help eliminate fingerprints. Make your own on a wood lathe.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1980 (v.36#1) pg. 9

Jig to turn wooden drawer-knobs on a lathe.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1981 (v.37#3) pg. 9

Custom knobs for kitchen cabinets feature circular inserts of the same laminate found on the countertop.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1998 (v.54#6) pg. 16