To make a box 5

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This image shows a completed drawer.

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A close up of the dovetails.

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Here I have begun to concentrate on the handles. I have sketched some ideas for the client to see. I’ve made a mock up in walnut which is temporarily fixed to the drawer front to see what it looks like. The actual handles are made in ebony.

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Beginning work on the handles here, cutting pieces for the sides of the handles on the table saw.

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I use the router table to put a half round on the ends of the side pieces.

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I then drill holes for the cross piece to locate in.

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Here I am beginning to form the round tenon which will locate in the drawer front. I’m making 2 side pieces on each length.

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The curved outside edge of the side pieces are formed using a large diameter drill bit.

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Once all the shaping is done I divide the lengths into 2. At this stage the tenon is still square.

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Here I’m shaping the square tenon into a dowel.