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I needed to ask a question over there but I couldn't figure out how to register, so perhaps I'll ask it here. Does any one know which FWW issue did an article on wooden full extension drawer slides? I have let by sub lapse but I know I have seen it but I can't seem to find it.
10-27-2004, 03:53 PM
Do they have an on line index. I have all the back issues and can look it up for you but by the time I get around to it I'll forget why I pulled down the index. If noone comes up with a good answer for you, bug me.
10-27-2004, 03:57 PM
We can also build that full-extension drawer so there's no need for drawer slides, if you like....regardless of how heavy a load it will carry.
the depth of the dwr is ltd as it's a side board with tambour doors so the drawers can't be "cheated" by having realy long sides
10-27-2004, 07:32 PM
Here you go Gert, Issue No. 143, pg. 74
FULL-EXTENSION WOODEN SLIDES
by Christian Becksvoort
Shopmade hardware designed to fit any drawer, large or small
New shop roof (treated shakes 1.5K)
10-27-2004, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by gert:
the depth of the dwr is ltd as it's a side board with tambour doors so the drawers can't be "cheated" by having realy long sidesUnderstood....but the drawer in the pic doesn't have long sides....it's traditionally constructed and fitted with waxed raw hardwood sliding on waxed raw hardwood, and it works like silk.
If you can make wooden slides yourself, then that's great...I'm just trying to save you from buying chintzy but expensive steel slides.
Steel slides were originally for inexpensive, factory-made kitchen cabinets so they can use less wood and relatively sloppy assembly tolerances. Then the hardware manufacturers began subsidizing woodworking teachers and authors to shill them, and over the past 20 years they've become one of the all-time great, needless gizmos.
Here's a heavy file drawer that works just as well with a heavier load than is shown in the pic:
[ 10-28-2004, 04:15 AM: Message edited by: Bob Smalser ]
10-27-2004, 11:25 PM
If you are ever in Bellingham, please look me up. I could use some good advice as I fit out my boat. Hopefully, it will be before I make a complete mess of things.
I found the article, the slides are realy slick and the drawers lift out, the case prevents the dwrs from tipping out when fully extended, thus they sag. But it's a good starting point. I am familiar with wooden hardware, I once built a teak dart board case with wood piano hinges and my green house used to have a wood lock with key. Thx all
[ 10-28-2004, 01:21 PM: Message edited by: gert ]
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