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Building a brace till #25: Drawer pulls on - mostly

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Blog entry by Dave Polaschek posted 01-23-2022 03:00 AM 1398 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 24: More drawer front finishing Part 25 of Building a brace till series Part 26: Door frames »

Over the past few days I’ve finished gluing all the drawer fronts onto the drawer boxes.

Today, I went to put the drawer pulls on, and discovered that I only had 7 of the 10-pack of pulls I bought some time back in Minnesota. And it appears they’ve been discontinued, but I found three more (I only need two, but if I don’t buy a spare, I’ll end up needing one) online. Only $5 each, plus $10 shipping. Pretty sure that’s more than I paid for the 10-pack originally.

-- Dave - Santa Fe



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recycle1943

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#1 posted 01-23-2022 03:04 AM

I like the staggered drawers -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Bill Berklich

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#2 posted 01-23-2022 03:07 AM

One leftover? I see why you will need the 100 drawer hardware chest.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 01-23-2022 03:15 AM

Thanks, Dick!

Yeah, Bill. Sad thing is that I bought this set of 10 almost three years ago, intending to use them for the drawers in this brace till, and maybe having two left for the doors. Whether the three were lost in the move, or maybe they’re rattling around somewhere in the shop… and I’ve got plenty of other pulls I could’ve used, if only I had counted before I started screwing them on.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 01-23-2022 05:21 AM

They look nice Dave and I can see why you went out and paid extra for the replacements.. You’re a better man than me. I would of made wood ones or turned something on the lathe to have some lathe time. I get cheap when it comes to the little things. LOL. But the little things do matter.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 01-23-2022 06:44 AM

Very swish Dave!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 01-23-2022 09:46 AM

Looks good, of course you’ll find the missing 3 as soon as the new ones turn up.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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Oldtool

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#7 posted 01-23-2022 11:16 AM

Prices on everything have gone up, it’s not your grandfather’s world anymore.
Upon discovery that you were two pulls short, any reason you didn’t make wooden pulls?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Dave Polaschek

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#8 posted 01-23-2022 12:52 PM

Thanks, Dave! Plus they’re the ones I had picked before even starting this build. I can get stubborn sometimes.

Thanks, Peter!

Thanks, Mike! I’m sure I will.

Thanks, Tom! I had screwed on about half of them before I realized the plastic bag they were in seemed lighter than it should be, but holes had been drilled and such… plus as I said to Dave, sometimes I get stubborn.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 01-23-2022 03:01 PM

nothing beats some GR8 organization LOOKS VERY NICE :<))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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Eric

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#10 posted 01-23-2022 05:31 PM

Nicely done Dave, the finish looks wonderful on the drawer fronts and the pulls set if off even better.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Dave Polaschek

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#11 posted 01-23-2022 07:35 PM

Thanks, Tony!

Thanks, Eric! I’m pretty pleased with them, though one drawer front moved just a hair on me when I glued it on and I had to take a block plane to the side of it to make everything fit.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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mafe

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#12 posted 01-23-2022 09:12 PM

Life is so often like that… one missing. Laughs.
Perhaps we just forget, when we have a whole bunch extra….
Looking like you soon have a finished cabinet.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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Dave Polaschek

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#13 posted 01-23-2022 09:38 PM

Thanks, Mads! I still have another big project building the doors for the cabinet above. They will hold eggbeater drills and perhaps some marking tools, as well, and I probably will not begin on that project until summer. Many things going on.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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mafe

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#14 posted 01-24-2022 12:03 AM

Ohhh I know this, having too many projects goin at the same time…
Have some that has been following me for years and years.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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Dave Polaschek

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#15 posted 01-24-2022 01:59 AM

Those are ones that give you a good feeling when they’re finally done, though. Worth saving one for when you need it.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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