I'm planning a small toolbox build and love the look of machinist tool chests. I thought I'd try my hand at recreating the sweet ring pulls that a lot of them have. My goals were to simplify installation by streamlining the design while keeping the look clean.
This recessed ring pull uses no support and filament as the pivot pin between the ring and the recessed bezel.
Depth of assembled hardware is 3/8" (~9.5mm).
I also uploaded a metric version for all my friends in base 10! See post-printing for drill size/spacing.
See post-printing for how to install this.
Assembling the Pull
To complete assembly, use a segment of 1.75mm filament as the pin. You might need to run a drill bit through the holes. The nearest size I have is a 5/64 (~2mm) which, when used on the ring, will reduce the interference to the point where it will drop back down into the bezel cup.
Mounting the pull in a drawer front
This design is based off two counter-bored holes. You will need two forstner bits - 5/8" and 1-1/4 spaced 9/16" apart from one another.
If you're installing the metric version. You will need a 16mm and 32mm forstner bit spaced 15mm apart.
Marking the holes
I'm demonstrating this on a scrap of wood. Mark two points 9/16" apart from each other. I used a punch to guide the Forster bits.
For metric installation, mark two points 15mm apart from each other.
Drilling the holes
Drill top hole first with diameter of 5/8" and 3/8" deep.
Drill second hole with diameter of 1-1/4" to 3/8" also.
Drill top hole first with diameter of 16mm and 9.5mm deep.
Drill second hole with diameter of 32mm to 9.5mm also.
Use an adhesive of your choice (CA, epoxy, hot melt) to hold the bezel into the recess. Fit should be precise and perfect.