When veteran furniture maker Christian Becksvoort first began his journey in woodworking, he had only a tablesaw, bandsaw, jointer, and drill press—no lathe. Necessity being the mother of invention, Becksvoort got crafty when it came time to outfit a seven-drawer chest with knobs. He soon discovered how to make good-looking knobs using a drill press, a tenon cutter, and a few rasps and files. The process is surprisingly simple.

In this short video, Becksvoort demonstrates, step-by-step, how to make Shaker-style pulls without a lathe.