The perfect brass hardware for your handmade cabinet may not come from a hardware supplier. You can learn to make your own brass pulls, and you don't need expensive tools or machines to do it. Chances are, you already have the necessary equipment. Woodworker and hardware maker Robert Sanderson shows you how to make simple jigs from MDF or plywood; then demonstrates making a ring pull and a drop pull. Once you've mastered these two pulls, you'll have learned fundamentals of brass work that you can apply to other designs.

From Fine Woodworking #212