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BARRISTER DOOR SLIDE MECHANISM (MODEL )

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Project by kiefer posted 06-21-2014 07:36 PM 2669 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Seeing all that barrister door style cabinets that have been posted and the wracking issue that have been encountered I thought about a solution .
I build this little model from LEGO gears and parts and a cog belt .
Here is a little video that shows the action better then I could explain it here in words .
my reason for this model is a tool box design that I will use this slide mechanism on .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVrOOvvXNr8

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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lightweightladylefty

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#1 posted 06-21-2014 07:48 PM

Kiefer,

I sure wish I didn’t have to deal with dial-up. I’d love to see your video. I’d also love to have a huge set of LEGOs! I built with tiny wooden bricks when I was a kid!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#2 posted 06-21-2014 08:39 PM

Not sure why you’re using gears, but my solution was a whole lot simplier—just a 1/4” dowell in a 1/4”+ dado track. (c.f., http://lumberjocks.com/projects/88860 ) It’’s worked great and without any problems for almost 20 years. My tolerances were 1/16” on each side and I’ve never had any wracking issues.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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kiefer

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#3 posted 06-21-2014 09:00 PM

Well John you must have the touch opening those doors but a lot of guys seem to have issues and there is hardware kit avalible to overcome the issue .The wider the door is the more the wracking issue becomes
http://www.vandykes.com/equalizer-hardware-for-bookcase-s4871/p/204777/
My device works well and can be made with simple wood gears and rack .
Also the wider the door is the more the wracking issue becomes .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 06-21-2014 09:38 PM

Sorry Klaus, I guess I wasn’t aware of the issues. I wasn’t trying to be difficult, guess I’ve just been lucky. One other thing I’ve used in situations like this has been a nylon washer between the door and the track that fits over the dowell. Best wishes as always.

P.S. Thanks for the site reference, I’ve bookmarked it for future use.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 06-21-2014 09:46 PM

Nice one Klaus. I saved a timing belt in Az that I will use for a project one of these days. The gear and track has advantages that I have not used yet!!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 06-21-2014 10:25 PM

Amazingly brilliant! Great idea and nice job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 06-21-2014 10:41 PM

Very nice…Looks like a good innovative solution…creative thinking to solve problems is always fun and sure keeps the brain cells working

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#8 posted 06-22-2014 02:46 PM

Great job buddy. I always look forward to seeing what you will come up with next. Brilliant!

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#9 posted 06-22-2014 03:48 PM

Next time the need comes I will give it a try. I had the problem of it being sloppy, hope this will solve it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 06-22-2014 07:45 PM

Now that is a great example of solids modeling, interesting post.

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ronniebo

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#11 posted 06-23-2014 12:49 AM

FINALLY!!!!! SOMETHING that Leggo is useful for!!
RB in Hobart

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