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Step 4: Cut and Glue the Dowels

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The dowels will both be used to hold the piece in the drill, and later in the process will be cut shorter to form a tenon for installing into the final piece.

Mark and cut the dowels to between 1 3/4 and 2 inches. Don't skimp here, as you'll want your drill to have a good grip on the dowel. If the pull ends up sticking too far out of your drill, you can always cut the dowel a little shorter.

Using super glue or wood glue, glue the dowels into the pulls. I used a mallet to make sure they were seated well. If you end up using super glue, using CA activator will set the glue faster so you can keep working.