Last year I made a nice little chest of drawers - she's not pretty, but she's quite functional. It was my first furniture project after taking a wood-joinery class at Techshop. But it had one little problem - there wasn't a good way to open the drawers. I originally meant to make face-plates for each of the drawers, and handles, but time got away from me and so I've been using handle-less drawers for several months now. It's time to stop the madness!
Today I decided to forget the face plate, and just made some wooden handles for my drawers on the scroll saw. This is a quick little project that shows another very useful aspect of the scroll saw - cutting out 2 different profiles to create compound 3D shapes.
Step 1: Tools and materials used
- Scroll saw (DeWalt)
- #6 crown-reverse blade (Olsen)
- Sandpaper - 80, 120, 220 grit
- Drill-press mounted drum sanders, coarse (80 grit) and fine (120 grit)
- Combination square (for layout)
- French curves (for layout)
- Power drill (for mounting)
- Spray shellac
- Spray lacquer
- #8 screws (for mounting)