Design question: Making a functional handle or "knob" for a drawer

I’m attempting to make something that will have a drawer to hold game tokens, as such I’m trying to figure out the best way to make something with a type of handle that can be functional into the wood door, I know this is super simple and I’m over thinking this but I can’t seem to wrap my head around it, if anyone can point me in the right direction via other posts or YouTube or suggestions please feel free.

The drawer that will be in use, I have a pannel of proof grade Cherry that I’ll be using to afix the handle to the drawer for astethic.

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How about a simple finger hole?

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Simple circle chord with a tab/slot attachment?

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That’s actually a great idea!

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I had thought about that after I cut and assembled my build, limited resources on this one but I’ve got some ideas now!

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What about cutting one of the tokens in half, then create a rectangular slot on the drawer face where you insert the half token? The half token would act as a pull, and if you have multiple drawers with different tokens (really, who only has one token anyway), this would serve as an identifier as well.

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Brilliant!

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Drill, drill,
cut rope length,
tie rope end in a knot
thread loose end through drill holes
knot other end

Instant rope handle. :slight_smile:

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Something like this?

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Did you find they or make that to respond?

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Make, 5 min in Sketchup.

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Oh sure, brag about it why don’t you :wink:

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Sketchup is super cool.

As for the 5 mins, that’s a good initial concept. I think there are a couple of issues though: there’s nothing to stop it from pushing the handle in, and I think any kind of torque will mess it up.

A simple step out in the “tongue” might solve both of those problems, so the face of the drawer is trapped between the “step” and the little retaining pin you’ve made. It’s a pretty cool design idea.

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:laughing: I’d have to fire myself if something like this took any longer.

You’re quite right, it’s little details like this that often trip me up and require a second iteration.
Something like this is better and uses less material

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It’s funny, I was actually thinking about doing the same type of thing actually!

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That is definitely better. Now put a locking feature on the pin and you’ve got it!

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It’s called “wood glue” :slight_smile:

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It’s called gel based super glue and it holds much longer then wood glue in my experience

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Sure, but just a small serrated tab would work too.

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Cut a bunch of disks, with a hole in the middle that’s the size of a long bolt. Then stack the disks on the bolt and use a nut to attach the bolt to the front of your drawer and VIOLA! you’ve got a knob…

You could even use one of your game chips for the big one at the end.

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