Making my toolbox, I couldn't decide whether I wanted knobs or handles, as I like the look of knobs but thought they might look small on the surface of the drawer faces.
So I thought of combining the two. We have had a lecture on split turning, which is a technique used to make half turnings, that could be applied onto furniture, and is done by gluing brown paper in between pieces of wood to be turned and split later. The paper with glue allows turning the pieces on the lathe, and makes possible splitting them later.
In that manner, I turned a long piece of wood for the “knobs,” which is made of two pieces of Sapele wood with a waste piece in the middle, and turned them into short knobs without tenons, as shown in the sample on the second to last picture.
I then did the same thing for my “handles” part, made of Africain Mahogany matching my toolbox, with paper in between so I can shape them all at the same time.
I split the “knobs” and “pulls,” threw out the waste pieces, and assembled them, gluing the split knobs onto the drawer handles. I secured the pulls onto the drawer faces with screws and glue.