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03-01-2010 02:37 AM

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I am curious about hand crafted drawer slides. Do I use dovetails? I haven’t a clue. How did they make them prior to extruded aluminum and the such? Dale

-- Dale, Michigan, vandehberg@att.net....sharp objects scare me.....my wife scares me too.


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#1 posted 03-01-2010 03:24 AM

you could let the drawers slide on the bottoms, as common in shaker furniture. You could put grooves in the drawer sides and let them slide on cleats that are attached to the sides of a case. you could use a sliding dovetail like setup on the bottom of the drawer that runs in a cleat under the drawer. It really just depends on the case, etc. Of course I am no expert on the subject so I am sure others will have more and better info to add.

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#2 posted 03-04-2010 08:31 PM

Thanks for the tips bayspt. Dale

-- Dale, Michigan, vandehberg@att.net....sharp objects scare me.....my wife scares me too.

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