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Full extension drawers #2: Cowardly backing out to industrial hardware

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Blog entry by yuridichesky posted 153 days ago 727 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The title says it all, no shop-made slides but soul-less metal ball-rolling ones instead:

Earlier I wrote that I didn’t find any of them around, it turned out I just looked in wrong places.

In fact I undertook another attempt to make full-extension slides from aluminum extrusions and wooden runners (some different design), and it helped me to realize that it’s just too much ado to cut, drill, and file aluminum. Doing all this with wood is a pleasure for me, messing with aluminum – not that much. So purchasing industrial slides was a purchase of a time to work wood, not aluminum. Result of such “purchase” is tool chest of drawers ready for glue-up (the case already glued, see pics above):

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)



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grfrazee

322 posts in 734 days


#1 posted 153 days ago

At some point, you just gotta go with mass-manufactured stuff. For the price you get get 100# ball-bearing glides for these days, it’s just not worth it to make your own.

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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Sergeich

60 posts in 392 days


#2 posted 153 days ago

Big job on dovetailing btw. Respect! And very nice vice wheel (where did you get it?)

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yuridichesky

313 posts in 559 days


#3 posted 153 days ago

grfrazee, that is very true.

Sergey, thank you. The wheel is my flea-market haul. As well as vise screw and the nut. Have a look here for some details (starting from comment 3343 and downwards): http://lumberjocks.com/replies/on/1586054/page/67 (whole thread is just great btw).

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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CL810

1898 posts in 1583 days


#4 posted 153 days ago

You are always doing something interesting. Great DTs. And thanks for the link to Smackdown thread I don’t think I was following that thread then so it was nice to learn more about your bench build.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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Monte Pittman

13193 posts in 933 days


#5 posted 153 days ago

Drawer slides are one of the concessions we make. Wooden glides are something that’s cool to make and prove to yourself that you can. Unfortunately, they are not practical time wise.

-- 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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yuridichesky

313 posts in 559 days


#6 posted 153 days ago

Andy, thank you. I have bunch of photos about from workbench build, and sooner or later will put them on the blog/project.

Monte, that’s exactly the point. OT: wish you to get into your new shop as soon as possible.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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