1. Beautiful work Paul. Just a few questions which I thought I’d share with others as they may be interested… What type of shellac do you use? It looks a bit darker than blonde dewaxed. I don’t have a lathe, so have you any recommendations for other designs or methods of crafting the knobs or handles? Finally, would it be a good idea to make the handles long enough to nearly reach the front folding panel, say 1/4″ shy of it? This would prevent the drawers from sliding too much during transport. Thanks again for a terrific project which taught us so much about a wide range of cabinetmaking techniques.

    1. Hi Andrew,

      Paul says:
      I never use anything but blond and dewaxed. It may just look darker in some cases. To check, put some on glass to rate its transparency. It should make almost no difference.
      Re handles. It is funny how we associate handles with round types from the lathe. Sometimes I just use a piece of folded leather. It is good to have the handle just shy of the front too.


  2. Unfortunately a wasted episode for me. The music cut across Paul’s words just enough to make it to difficult to hear. If this format is a continuing trend then perhaps subtitles for the hearing impaired may be useful.

  3. @Tenjin


    I found the handles on hardwaretree.com, they come up when you search “cast brass trunk handle”.

    I found a lock for 3/4″ stock at Rockler as a “surface mounted pin tumbler drawer lock”.

    This assumes you are Stateside.


  4. Hi,

    Thanks for the post.

    I’m in the UK I’m afraid, so looking for a UK (non-EU due to cost of shipping and imports to the UK from EU now, thanks Brexit! 🤬) supplier.


  5. Mr. Paul Sellers and the rest of the production team
    Out standing work to everyone involved. I made a special tool box for my father for fathers day here in Canada. Same style of draws and nobs comparing it to Mr. Sellers. It was made out of pine. A great job in making and the techniques used. Thank you so much for the information.
    All the best to all. Take care and may God Bless.
    Your friend from Canada. Dennis

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