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Posted: 03/29/21 09:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

larry barnhart wrote:

I made 2 chest of drawers to hold items from the fifthwheel we sold. Easy for me to figure how to figure out the spacing. Made 3 the same and the bottom what was left because usually the drawers are larger on the bottom. The face fronts are made for the nice even space that shows.

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The bottom drawer in this set is the critical one. We have a few items that are a touch over 11" high, so I want the bottom ones to have at least 12" available height to put those items in.

Instant pot, bread machine, and tall items like that.

We will have 4 different heights for the drawers, with large ones on the bottom and smaller on top.


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PastorCharlie wrote:

That looks like a Lufkin tape, do you prefer Lufkin over Stanley?

Seriously?!!?! Like anyone cares?




A good tape measure is like finding the perfect hammer. Correct balance, and just fits the hand perfectly.

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Another computer service call today, which ruined my time for working.

I did find a little time to start wrestling with a sheet of 1/2" x 4 8 plywood, and started reducing it to a more manageable size and started cutting pieces for my first 2 drawers.

I'll start cutting grooves tomorrow for the bottom to fit into, as well as the slide mechanism.



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Posted: 03/30/21 06:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seriously!!!

Professionals prefer Stanley. They are known for their precision and durability. When two or more people are involved in manufacturing which requires each to cut a part of a finished product and using different tapes the finished product is not very quality.

A 1/32" off here and a 1/16" off there has an accumulative effect on the whole assembled product.

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PastorCharlie wrote:

Seriously!!!

Professionals prefer Stanley. They are known for their precision and durability. When two or more people are involved in manufacturing which requires each to cut a part of a finished product and using different tapes the finished product is not very quality.

A 1/32" off here and a 1/16" off there has an accumulative effect on the whole assembled product.




Then we have trim, which covers those cumulative effects! Lol...

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Posted: 03/30/21 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I started cutting the male portion of my first set of drawer slides today. Here's the beginning of the first side.



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Posted: 03/30/21 08:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After cutting the first side on the four that will be used on the two 4" high drawers, I moved the fence.



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Then I started cutting the opposite side for the slide.



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Say What?????

Why didn't I just flip the board and make the second cut?

I prefer to index the cuts off of the same side of the board, or in this case plywood.

If there is any variation in the width of the board, just flipping the board, will not create parallel cuts.

If you keep the same side against the fence for both cuts - both cuts will have to be parallel.

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Then we end up with something that looks like this.

The red arrow is pointing to what will be one of the drawer sides, with the female portion of the slide cut into it, and the male slide inserted in it.



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Here are the sides for the drawers which is enough for 8 drawers.

So far, I have only created the slides for the two upper drawers.

I have not cut the front and rear portions of the drawers yet.

That will be coming up next.



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