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Step 2: Prepare the Blanks

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Cut down some scraps of wood so the top profile is either square or round, and the height is a little taller than the desired finished height of the pull.

For the square pulls, I used a little jig on my table saw sled to cut these. For the round pull, I used a hole saw chucked into my drill press with the center drill bit removed. If you do this, be sure the work is clamped down!

The grain can really run any direction you want, depending on the look you are going for. The smaller square pull has the grain running up the piece (so the end of the pull is end grain), and the other two pulls have side grain on the face.