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#1 posted 03-07-2013 03:28 AM

Sorry, I just drooled on your dovetails.

-- Dave, Lexington, KY

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 03:37 AM

I agree. Metal slides on fine furniture is an oxymoron.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 03:38 AM

Thanks Dave, ha…
I used a jig, but they did come out tight…everything looks good with a little Oil on it too, ha
Studying diseases all day must make the woodshop a welcome sight…I commend your (Pathology) craft.

-- steve/USA

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#4 posted 03-07-2013 03:41 AM

What if a customer wants full extension slides.? Do you do those in wood also.?

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#5 posted 03-07-2013 03:41 AM

How/Do you incorporate a drawer stop?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#6 posted 03-07-2013 03:41 AM

I so dig making wooden parts mate and make fluid movement…I should have sanded some of the burns out of my router turns but, it still adds flavor. Love Wood!.
I haven’t used a metal slide since my Kitchen, that’s where they belong.

-- steve/USA

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#7 posted 03-07-2013 03:42 AM

Wood slides are like dovetails, no one gives a damn about them but woodworkers. Ask a customer to choose between wood slides and a self closing under mount slide and see what they tell you.

You might try to “educate” the customer or try to instill your philosophy on to them, but that IMO is an uphill battle.

As a personal choice, whatever floats your boat, I find them to be a PITA.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#8 posted 03-07-2013 03:48 AM

Our previous house was built in 1953. We moved away in 2003. Therefore it was 50 years old at that time. It had been constructed per a plan in Better Homes & Gardens where it was alleged to be the Best Plan of The Year.

All the bedrooms, the hallway, the dining room, and one wall of the living room contained “built-in” drawers just as you picture in your article. In the 13 years we lived there, we never had any “drawer” trouble, even with seasonal humidity changes. Since 2003 I try to use that drawer slide method in most of the ones I construct.

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#9 posted 03-07-2013 03:49 AM

@ Crank49 – my drawers come out 85% of there pull…

@ ToddJB – I drill a 3/8” hole 1” from the bottom, 1” from the back, and insert a dowel pin 3/8” with a 1/2” head, protruding into the case stopping the drawer from coming out of it’s pull

-- steve/USA

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#10 posted 03-07-2013 03:53 AM

The dowel pins (locks) look like a mushroomed headed dowel that pokes through a hole inside the drawer box at the bottom back and prohibits the drawer from being pulled out too far to be exited.

-- steve/USA

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#11 posted 03-07-2013 03:54 AM

the pin (dowel) hits the post…i.e. the face frame inside and stops the drawer

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#12 posted 03-07-2013 03:57 AM

Steve—just wondering how you’d respond to someone who viewed your router burn in the same way you respond to metal slides on {Fine} furniture.

This is not a loaded or mean spirited question. I am curious.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#13 posted 03-07-2013 03:59 AM

I am simply posting a way to make slides out of wood…and, expressing my feeling towards that.
I am NOT interested in challenges, or contradictions, not interested.
All other folks that like wooden slides…cool…peeps that don’t, cool too, what ever we do…just do it well.

-- steve/USA

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#14 posted 03-07-2013 04:04 AM

@Lee barker – I think I already (if you read back in the comments) commented on my router burns that I didn’t remove…ha, Lee, I thank you for your perception, but I admitted my flaw, comments ago.
Are people here just out to make each other a fool…or are we friends?
C ya

-- steve/USA

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#15 posted 03-07-2013 04:09 AM

Adding “Kindly” before your signature, after replying a burn on someone, doesn’t make it right
Saying stuff and cancelling it out by apologizing in the same context is an oxy moron

-- steve/USA

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