The walnut pull is much easier to make than a cherry pull. It has two smaller routed finger grooves — one on the top and one on the bottom. The combination of these two grooves makes the pull very easy to use.
Cut your workpiece 3/4″ thick x 3″ wide and at least 24″ long, and rout the finger grooves. Now rip the pull to 3/4″ wide. This rip-cut is easier to make than the cherry pull because you can safely set up and make the cut between the fence and the blade.
Cut the pulls to length using the same miter saw stop-and-hold-down setup shown for the cherry pull.
Sand the pull end shapes. The layout requires drawing the radius across the finger groove. If you hold your pencil straight in that area, and go slowly, it will work fine. I use a 1-1⁄2″-diameter shop-made circle template to trace the shape. A good alternative to the template is to use a 1-1⁄2″-diameter steel washer, which you can purchase at a hardware store. Drill the screw pilot holes, ease the exposed edges, and apply finish to wrap the process up.