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moshel

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08-05-2011 05:39 AM

I am thinking about adding feet to my cutting boards. wood will not work well enough (skid) and I am not sure rubber will last long and its pretty hard to find thick rubber seals here.

anyone has any brilliant idea?

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...


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BobTheFish

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#1 posted 08-05-2011 05:57 AM

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=653

though you might find a better, cheaper product at a local hardware store than rockler’s.

I mean if it’s made for a table to rest on, I’m sure a cutting board would be fine.

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#2 posted 08-05-2011 07:08 AM

hmmmm…. might work – have to look in local places if they have this. Forgot to mention – i live in NZ…. no rockler here

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#3 posted 08-05-2011 07:18 AM

http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=62154&cat=3,40993,41285
http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=40043&cat=3,40993,41285

Do you have discount stores (dollar stores) in NZ? Some of them may carry this kind of bumper feet.

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#4 posted 08-05-2011 07:21 AM

I use http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=5822&rrt=1. I’ve been using them almost a year and they work well.

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#5 posted 08-05-2011 07:34 AM

Chuck, I recommend against the first ones, which I’ve used for other uses in the past. The adhesive ones can tend to fall off as the adhesive ages in wet environments or with frequent rocking motions.

The ones with stems or screws will stay in place better.

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#6 posted 08-05-2011 07:41 AM

yes, i used the adhesive ones in the past. always ended up with lame cutting boards after a short while.

What I was missing was actually the terminology. now i found this http://www.voltelectronics.co.nz/hardware/feet-rubber-plastic/20mm-push-in-rubber-feet-pk-4.html which seems perfect and reasonably priced!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#7 posted 08-05-2011 08:11 AM

I may have to pick up a few packs when I visit…

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#8 posted 08-05-2011 08:19 AM

actually volt are an australian company, but i kept looking and found it just around the corner from me!

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#9 posted 08-05-2011 08:23 AM

I recommend to my customers to use the drawer liner material. The stuff that’s anti Skid. Works fine

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#10 posted 08-05-2011 08:26 AM

i’ll give them the option…. actually, with these push in feet they should be able to choose what they want

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#11 posted 08-05-2011 12:04 PM

Rubber feet from the big box store really grip the counters. all the board I have sold have them on them.

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#12 posted 08-06-2011 01:42 AM

Try electronics parts store for project box feet such as this:
http://www.surplustronics.co.nz/shop/product-HW0460.html

or Jaycar
http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=HP0800&keywords=rubber+feet&form=KEYWORD

Maybe even Dick Smith has some

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#13 posted 08-07-2011 01:35 AM

Feet are machined from Delrin the woodscrews screws are stainless steel.

Thermoplastic feet are non staining and non marring and will last a Very Long time.

http://www.machinistchest.com/site/product_details.php?category_id=55&item_id=32

Shipping is free so stock up!!!

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#14 posted 08-07-2011 01:58 AM

I just order a sheet of these to try out…I’ve been looking as well.
http://bumperspecialties.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=62
Joshua

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#15 posted 08-07-2011 03:05 AM

Alas, they don’t ship here… but let me know if they are good, please. might ask a frind to ship it over. I liked the facr that they have clear.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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