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Forum topic by joeyinsouthaustin posted 02-20-2013 11:56 PM 2169 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2013 11:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question resource refurbishing

Just thinkin’ What is your favorite way to attach drawer fronts to drawer boxes? Not just hardware, but also method? (as far as alignment techniques and such)

-- Who is John Galt?


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#1 posted 02-21-2013 11:43 AM

Tack them from the inside with a 23 gauge pin nailer then secure them with screws and the drawer hardware. BTW I loved that book, Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand was a great author.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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#2 posted 02-21-2013 01:46 PM

Double stick tape, sligtly oversized hole and drawer mounting screws with oversized heads to add some adjustability. This after setting the equal reveal on all four sides with shims.

Sorry to hear your opinion about Rand Bobmedic. It is yours and I respect it. Mine however views that particular piece of work as overhyped literary drivel. I would not put her in the “great author” category either. But like I said, it’s just my opinion and I’m probably not wrong… for me.

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 02:17 AM

Woodbum, I can see the errors in her philosophy. I am not a part of the cult of Ayn Rand. I am a capitalist and an atheist but that is where our paths separate. I thought the book was a good work of fiction and found it entertaining. I don’t necessarily follow her philosophy. Take from that what you will. Was the book overrated? Sure. Was it entertaining? Yes. Do I think that it is the prophetic work that some do? No. Who is John Galt? LOL

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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#4 posted 02-22-2013 03:16 AM

thanks for the info about rand, oh yeah!! and the df’s too. Mostly I read that book riding trains in china back in the 90’s. It was a pretty good read in that environment. Kinda like reading Where the red fern grows in the middle of the Missouri river bottoms.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#5 posted 02-22-2013 03:18 AM

Also a very good book. Back to the Drawer fronts. Either option gives you a good way to attach them.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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#6 posted 02-22-2013 02:46 PM

I like those methods, especially on inset df, but doesn’t those methods hamper adjustment after installation? Thinking on the cabinet side a little more than furniture. Let’s see who can qualify for that trip to the secret wood workers community JG is forming up in colorado ;) BTW my initial thoughts were as a writer Rand used far two many words to say simple things… Then I went through a whole russian author phase, and found out the whole group likes to take three pages to describe a nose.

Bob: If not an objectivist than how would you describe your divergence? sounds like you are close.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#7 posted 02-22-2013 07:02 PM

Well, a person could always attach the fronts with screws from the inside through elongated holes in the drawer front. As far as similarities to Rand, I would describe myself as a secular humanist rather than an objectivist but I can see the similarities. Morals are innate in humans. Those without them are psychopaths or sociopaths.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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#8 posted 02-22-2013 07:27 PM

This is my preferred method for DF’s now. I am kinda crowd sourcing the idea of something I have done countless times, and many ways, to try and broaden my horizons, and learn new things. Didn’t know I would get the light philosophy discussion as a bonus. :)

I am kinda looking for that compromise between the hold and speed, vs. clamping, that tape or pinning provides, with the back end adjust-ability of clamping, or laying out and then screwing provides. I am thinking magnets, and interested in more thoughts on this.

Bob It great to see that you have fully identified with a philosophy in the first place. Ayn would be proud. I might argue that morals can be found in the “paths” Just connected to different motivations??

-- Who is John Galt?

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#9 posted 02-22-2013 07:42 PM

I prefer to use half-blind dovetails.

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