Making An Integral Finger Pull

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Dccidc on the width and length of the finger pull tor the drawer faces and then Lay it out in the center of a 6-in. wide by 16-in. long scrap

"void-free '/2-in. plywood, which will become a template. 11 holes at both ends of the II slot, and then carefully : between the holes with a w. While you can use Files straighten up the saw cuts, I

it faster to use a router. I the router with 3 pattern-wing bit, clamp a board a perfectly straight edge ig the cut line (I cut to lin W in. of this line with jigsaw) and then trim to line. The cut line will be as ight as my guide board. Using the template as a Je, lay out the pull slots on drawer faces. Orient the -late to centerlines drawn the drawer faces, and then ■ the outline of the pull tot. To mark the drill centers - • ie end holes, use a -late insert. (To make it, the first template to trace outline of the insert, then it out with a jigsaw. Make centering holes just large gh to accommodate the -t ol a marking awl.) To cut the pull slot, remove templates, drill the end at the two center points a bit'/«in. less in eter than the width of slot), and then cut to the Jeof the remaining lines a jigsaw. Then clamp the late back in place on the

Integral Finger Pul

Drawer face

Slot plywood template

Drawer face

Slot plywood template

C-clamp

Insert with marking holes from drill centers.

C-clamp

Step 1: Clamp template on face. Center layout lines. Trace slot through template onto drawer face.

Step 2: Fit insert into template and mark drilling centers tor end holes.

Insert with marking holes from drill centers.

Trace line

Cut line

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    What are integral finger pulls?
    1 year ago

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