To make a box 6

Turning the bar in the middle of the handle on a metal working lathe.

turning handle bar

Cutting to length with a hand saw.

The bar is put back in the chuck to form a shoulder.

cutting shoulder on bar

The parts for the handles are sanded and any sharp edges removed.

This is what a handle looks like prior to fixing to the box.

jig for handles

A jig was made to drill the holes in the drawer fronts to accept the handles.

A similar jig is made to drill the holes for the single handle in the middle of the top.

The final process is applying several coats of finishing oil over a number of days and 2 coats of wax to leave a silky sheen.