|Project by bilsborough||posted 05-18-2008 04:07 AM||2121 views||10 times favorited||11 comments|
On inspecting the many fine projects on this site I ran across some full extension drawer slides made of wood with sliding dovetails. I forgot to favorite them at the time and now I can’t find them to give credit for the idea. Mine are a bit diferent, not as good actually but they work really well. The slides were what inspired me to make yet another box.
Walnut, koa, curly maple, maccasar ebony, purpleheart all went into this one. Mortise and tenon half-blind dovetails and splined miters hold the box together The purpleheart you see through the cut out is first part of the drawer slide. The slides are made up of three part the first being implemnted into the side of the box as I just mentioned. The second is its own piece. and the third is the side of the drawer.
After I made the top which overhangs the body by a quarter inch on all sides I said to myself “wait a minute how am I going to used my mini-ball hinges?” These are the perils of designing on the fly. I solved the problem by adding the—lets call them hinge housings—on the back. I glued them into a slight recess I chiseled out and then added a 3/32” purpleheart dowel for an entirely unnecessary amount of joint strength.
this one I ended up giving to my mom for mothers day.
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