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posted 573 days ago


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 573 days ago

I have done both. I am improving my wooden slides and will try to use them more as I go along. Just have to be exact when building the drawers.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 573 days ago

It is challenging.
I find it fun, and an example of precision

-- steve/USA

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#3 posted 573 days ago

current dresser in process…............
A “dry-mock-up” for measurments

-- steve/USA

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#4 posted 573 days ago

Looks like a big one. Getting it square is absolutely essential to getting the drawers to fit well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 573 days ago

agree…I did a corner-to-corner of all openings, on this dry mock up, and was astonished, all openings square and straight, pays to be eXtrA precise when making mortise/tenons..cool!

-- steve/USA

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#6 posted 573 days ago

took my interior panel measurements from dry clamp-up for ply dividers and drawer runs.

-- steve/USA

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#7 posted 573 days ago

Joe, you are not alone. I’ve done a few projects with drawers and only once did I use metal slides. Everything else is wooden slides, including the drawers in a tool cabinet I am building right now. Frankly, it is easy and it is cost effective. Have at it!

-- Mike

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#8 posted 573 days ago

right-on Paratrooper…just feels better to open a dresser drawer on a hand made slide vs. a feeling as if your going in to pick-up a fork…:)

-- steve/USA

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#9 posted 573 days ago

I have seen some great designs for wooden full extension slides. They would really dress up a dresser.
here is one resource wooden full extension drawer guides Personally I don’t mind metal in paint grade furniture pieces, but I can get along with what is being said here.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#10 posted 573 days ago

Thanks Joey, i hear ya, it’s all about the piece and the occasion, i’ve thought about bottom metal slides, hidden on a piece, but changed my mind after I installed them.
I got such a mechanical feel, It didn’t fit some how…I couldn’t have it on a $2,000 bulk of Walnut; changed-up to woodens

-- steve/USA

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#11 posted 573 days ago

Those under mount guides are quite popular, they go in %80 of our cabinetry. Often it is the client forcing them to be used, even on beautiful pieces of wood. I have repaired enough antique pieces, I can see the point on that walnut. One of my favorites is the sheen of 200+ year old mahogany runners, that have been waxed and run so many times. Can’t beat that finish.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#12 posted 573 days ago

I hear ya…people want soft, eezy , soft closure.
Just not correct in my pieces…I can do it (except soft closure :))
I confer…
The customer is NOT always right, ha
But if they want…they get…after all it’s $$ rite>>>

-- steve/USA

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#13 posted 573 days ago

I’ll choke on my words for a customer…If she/?he (usually it’s she) want’s soft closing, easy sliding, kitchen slides on her panty drawer…she GETS it! Bazinga.

-- steve/USA

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#14 posted 573 days ago

...?
appreciate your interest in the thread, but my name is Joe, bro, ;)
Thanks-

-- steve/USA

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#15 posted 573 days ago

Ahh…no big deal bout the pics, and frankly I’m surprised no one recognized it sooner.
I got deleted for beefing with someone. I’m regretful for that, but it wasn’t all me. I’m a good guy and just want to learn from smart woodworkers on this site, and share my knowledge at the same…..
C ya Jon

-- steve/USA

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#16 posted 573 days ago

:) cool Jonathan. thanks. your smart too.
I was actually upset that no-one recognized my shop…It’s unusual and not ordinary, very identifiable, ha

-- steve/USA

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#17 posted 573 days ago

I have undeniable infatuations with ole school woodworking habits, probably brought on by my Grandpa who passed in 1975, and I got his tools…all hand saws, chisels (that I have no clue how to approach with a honer) and hand drills, etc. old stuff.
I see furniture as it was…and “I” think it should BE.
What is…and what should never be.
I work with wood and not against/for it.

-- steve/USA

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#18 posted 572 days ago

I don’t care what others think…

-- steve/USA

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