C.A.B. (Covers All Bases) Adjustable Handles
A cleverly designed handle which looks elegant in a Georgian period house in England, a postmodern or contemporary architectural aesthetic as well as on a toolbox. Adaptability from simplicity.
The C.A.B. handle was developed to provide the maximum number of adaptations possible from two simple elements without compromising aesthetics or utility. These parts can be assembled in any number of ways to become knobs, handles, or hooks and suit an infinite range of borings. The flavour is equal parts contemporary, oriental, informal, decorative or plain. The design allows for a low profile without shortchanging finger clearance. If desired, bars of 3/8" diameter hardwood, acrylic or any other suitable material can be used in place of the ones offered here. The blocks are threaded to accept the allen set screw and rear mount machine screw. A refrigerator version of this handle is also available 67CABAR20
The C.A.B. Handle was designed by Whitechapel founder Bob Dunstan and is sold exclusively by Whitechapel Ltd.
How CAB Handles Work
A block is positioned anywhere along the bar, and secured with an allen keyed set screw from behind. The assembled handle is then fastened with a machine screw threaded into the block behind the set screw. Set screws and allen wrench are included with all CAB block orders.
We've created the CAB blocks in two distinct styles from which to choose: open and closed. Both styles function identically, their only difference being in form. Each is offered in two sizes to suit either a 3/8" or 1/2" diameter bar.
Typically, you would use one block and one bar to create a knob (or hook) and two blocks and one bar to create a handle -- but other possibilities exist as well.
- Small (3/8") diameter bars, available in lengths:
1" | 1 1/2" | 2" | 2 1/2" | 3" | 3 1/2" | 4" | 4 1/2" | 5"
- Large (1/2") diameter bars, available in lengths:
2" | 4" | 6" | 8" | 10"
CAB bars and blocks are available in 5 brass and plated brass finishes, plus black iron: