Got the drawer fitted today by taking a few shavings off where needed and test fitting. Very little side-to-side slop, it fits like a glove. Once I get some finish and wax on there, it should be like ice sliding across glass. I'm very happy with it. Once I get the top secure, I will trim the drawer to final size so it sits flush with the front apron.
I was really hoping to find a ring pull for this drawer, but because it's so shallow (only 2"), I couldn't find anything I liked that was small enough. Decided to just make a pull instead, per the original plans. There's a scallop underneath to hook a couple fingers on - it doesn't take much to open. Used a gouge for the scallop, then rasps and files to shape the pull.
Next is the top panel glue-up. I've got a slight bow to deal with, but shouldn't be much trouble. I hope. Once the top is glued together as one piece, the edges get chamfered with a hand plane. Should be wrapping this project up this week if all goes well. I'm anxious to get some Odie's Oil on it!