Gem of a Drawer Pull
Mike Korsak uses a series of jigs to produce faceted drawer pulls that are made almost exclusively with machines.
Synopsis: Reminiscent of gemstones, these faceted drawer pulls are made almost exclusively with machines—tablesaw, bandsaw, drill press. Mike Korsak uses a series of jigs to produce pulls of a consistent shape and size.
I designed these faceted drawer pulls, which were inspired by gemstones, for a silver chest I made several years ago (Designer’s Notebook: Mike Korsak’s En Pointe). More recently, for a dresser with 10 drawers, I made a slightly modified version of the same pull. I used machines almost exclusively to make them and developed a jig-based process that allows me to produce any number of pulls that are consistent in shape and size. The jigs ensure that I can work safely and efficiently despite the pulls’ small size and complex shape. The chest of drawers required 16 pulls, but I made perhaps 30, so I would have some to use for testing the jigs and machine…