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  1. but it's what I have to do without access to stores. I should point out: my wife and I have watched every episode of "The Walking Dead" (well, she watched....I may have slept a little) plus I've seen all the "mad Max" movies. The point is we know how to survive in an apocalypse! So with that in mind I managed to build my cabinets for my assembly table to sit on. I was able to cut up some stuff I had made that was no longer used, and scrounged some pieces out of my stash that completed. This isn't the way I would do it normally...but, hey; these ain't normal times. So the carcass is mostly made up from the 3/4" ply stand my old table sat on, along with some 1/2" ply from a shelf unit that I had to cut up. The drawers are made of 3/4" ply sides (out of my stash) and hardboard bottoms. The hardboard would have been the sacrificial top for the assembly table before you'all changed my mind about needing it. The knobs have been in the shop for a while and came off our old kitchen cabinets from the remodel we did a couple of years ago. If this crisis ever ends I'll buy some wood to make drawer fronts. I should point out: I used Glide Right slides for the drawers. Gunny had mentioned them here a month or so ago, and I had seen another endorsement elsewhere so decided to try them out. Normally I would have ordered KV 8400 series, my go-to slide. Not any more, these glide right slides (from Amazon) are really nice and about 1/2 the cost of the KVs. These are the largest drawers I've ever made, 35' wide and 24" deep. They are amazing stiff, so I'm not worried about loading them down. All this, and people laughed when I watched the "Walking Dead".....well: who's laughing now! (Don't answer that!)
  2. I would like to change the drawer slides in my kitchen cabinets to Full Extension Ball Bearing type. I've seen there are many different lengths and I don't know where to measure for the slides. Any advice and help would be appreciated. I think I'll need the rear mount brackets also. There's a piece of plywood screwed to the back of the cabinets to strengthen the back. Most likely a place to screw the brackets to hold them.
  3. A project earlier in the year foreclosed on the real estate it once lived on. While not a woodworking tool it is a must for many other aspects used in woodworking. It is not unusual for me to have projects that require metal working and woodworking, ceramics etc. etc. You want it solid so it doesn't move, but also not in the middle of the way of other equipment when using them. Like most my shop space is limited so you have to be creative. It started with a box that had to be mounted firmly to the back of the bench as well as in the front. Used 1/4 xn 20 bolts to do this in the back, drilled through the bench and did the same in the front. It does not move. Then came the drawer portion I had a piece of 1 1/2 countertop scrap so cut it down and drilled holes for grinder. Mounted with 5/16 grade 8 bolts then used 300lb drawer slides. That got me able to pull it out of the way of the 12 inch sander and have some room to maneuver corners and such. Works great but hey it is a drawer slide, moves back quite easily. I needed a lock, something simple but strong. Used a brake shoe retaining spring to push the 1/4 metal plate down. Threaded the plate with a 1/4 x 20 bolt and added a knob at the top. Put it together and we have a mechanical lock that springs out when the drawer is full extended. Pushes back against the front of the cabinet, stays put. To release pull up on the knob and push back. Slides back and out of the way. To test this I mounted it all up and had my mountain man hulk looking neighbor slam it back into place trying to get the lock to fail, or any other part for that matter. Nope, all worked and no damage. Then fired it up and tested out the vibration. About normal for a grinder. Side to side slop is nominal, I called it a day and took all back apart to paint yellow. Didn't try to match, the paint serves two purposes, one is memory the second is if I send someone to get something I can say, the yellow grinder and know this stands out. Unless they are color blind they will find it. One of several projects I have planned. December is my month for shop work. Everybody else can wait till next year. Enjoy and be inspired!
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