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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #21: Initial Trim and Inlay

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Blog entry by Bill Berklich posted 01-20-2022 08:38 PM 850 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A bit more progress on the Tool Chest. Btw – don’t think I’m doing all of this now. It’s 16F out and while I can heat the garage to a comfortable 55F it takes a butt load of propane. Probably this weekend but I need to get cracking on the Turning Swap.

November I trimmed the edge of the upper cabinet in Walnut and inlaid 8mm Mother of Pearl dots along the edge using a Fibonacci sequence. Turned out pretty good. The dots are VERY precise and a bit expensive ($25 usd / 100pcs). I used a freshly sharpened card scraper to level everything out.

In December I completed the Mid-deck Gallery drawers. They are solid poplar – still considering what the drawer faces should be and what style of pulls

I picked up 16 antique solid brass Index Drawer Pulls but not not totally sold on those either. I think I’ll DS Tape the rest in place and see what it looks like. I have a ton of other handles in brass, stainless, nickel. And antique Hepplewhite, Chippendale, Midcentury salvage.

-- Bill - Rochester MI



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duckmilk

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#1 posted 01-20-2022 10:42 PM

I like the blue pulls Bill

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#2 posted 01-21-2022 12:00 AM

HA! Just realized that after 64 years of singing Puff The Magic Dragon that in my mind I always thought it was “ceiling” wax, like something you’d use on a ceiling.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#3 posted 01-21-2022 02:48 AM

Picking out pulls is always hard for me, too. I’ve been gluing on drawer fronts and arranging pulls while I’m waiting for glue to dry for my turning swap project. Glue stuff together, cut it apart, lather, rinse, repeat, turn, turn, glue, turn, and then we’ll see….

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 01-21-2022 03:17 AM

make your own pulls. Cheaper, better quality, and you get exactly what you want

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Bill Berklich

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#5 posted 01-21-2022 11:54 AM



make your own pulls. Cheaper, better quality, and you get exactly what you want

- EarlS


Yeah Earl but what kind? I have a bunch of ebony sticks (1”x1”x12”) and a couple 2×2s that I could use butI was going to make ebony tooth pick for the Turning Swap… ;-) Seriously though, I’m in a design quandary and open to thoughts and Ideas, and like Dave, I foresee me sticking on several iteration of pulls. And of course if I don’t use the brass ones here I’ll have to make an new 16 drawer hardware chest (another project)

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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Dave Polaschek

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#6 posted 01-21-2022 01:20 PM

And of course if I don’t use the brass ones here I’ll have to make an new 16 drawer hardware chest (another project)

16?! I’m looking at almost 100 hold all the rejected pulls and hinges and associated hardware in a single hardware cabinet so I can not use them more conveniently!

Problem? No, I don’t have a problem, why do you ask?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 01-21-2022 02:50 PM

First of all, absolutely beautiful workmanship. If I were making a “Parts” cabinet, the card catalog pulls would be perfect. However, for a cabinet for fine tools that’s likely to be as much a display as functional, NO WAY. I like my pulls and other hardware to match.. So, I think the suggestions above to make your own are best. I also think the Ebony would be a perfect contrast to the mother of pearl dots in the cabinet. Beyond that, I’m afraid my design skills are a bit limited. I’ve seen wood hinges for cabinets done before and really liked them. However those are well beyond my skill set. Congratulations again on your workmanship it’s really beautiful.

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Bill Berklich

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#8 posted 01-21-2022 03:33 PM


... so I can not use them more conveniently!

Problem? No, I don’t have a problem, why do you ask?

- Dave Polaschek

ROFLMAO!!! Thx Dave – I needed a good chuckle this morning.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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