Door pull questions...

Hello all,
I just recently found this group and have a few questions. I'd like to make some simple drawer pulls. I want to attach them from the back with a bolt
through the drawer and into the back of the pull. Does anyone have a source for some kind of small threaded tubing? I could make something that would work, but wanted to see if I could buy some first. How do other people go about making drawer pulls and handles attach?
Thanks, David
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I'm not sure why you want tubing instead of threaded rod or a screw into a tapped hole in the pull.... but try the electrical section of your hardware store for lamp wiring tubing.
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Southwest Frameworks wrote:

Forge your handles (metric) drill a 5.5mm hole. tap an M6 thread, and use an M6 roofing bolt
You may have to convert to 1/4" bolt and 3/16(?) hole in merkia
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Historically, many pulls were installed with rivits or had spikes on them that were peened over after being inserted in a hole in the front of the drawer. You *could* shoulder down a 1/4" or 3/16" diameter shaft on the back of the pull and then put threads on it with a threading die. It could be held in place inside the drawer with a nut & lockwasher over a fender washer.
If you decide to drill & tap (easiest way) then use a guide to start the tap: drill a hole just a smidge over the size of the bolt in a 1/2" square piece of steel (that's about 12 or 13 mm for folks in metric-land) and use it to guied your tap. The number one source of broken taps are taps not begun straight...
By the way, when did the Brittish stop using inches?
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Lee Cordochorea wrote:

Officially, early 70's. I was born in '72, learnt metric at school, but stll use imperial for everything except threads, funnily enough. (metric bolts/nuts are much easier to get hold of)
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