It is intelligently designed.
Life is too short to analyze the stupid simple things in life.
Use your brain for God's sake.
We all have probably had issue with the slide the first time we
How many Trophies do yo have???
He does have a good point, usability could probably be improved there.
It's not a battle I'm inclined to fight.
NSFW language, but a worthwhile read.
Usability is not the issue. I would say that drawers are removed more
times by the installer than by the end user. And which way the lever is
pushed has no effect on normal drawer operation.
I always thought if if the/a lever does not work in one direction, try
the other. I'm betting three way switches really throw a wrench in the
works. You know the ones that up is some times on and sometimes off,
depending on the other switch position. LOL
And FWIW if the lever on both sides went in the same direction it would
mean design changes, and the installer having to keep up with which
slide goes on which side so that you would not end up with some drawer
slides that get mounted up side down where some drawers require both
lever to be pushed up and some pushed down. And every manufacturer
would need to take that path. Symmetrical Push Buttons on these type
slides did not last long, and they were essentially the answer to John's
dilemma. Most slides have improved/progressed to this point. There
would be more compromises if the slides were dumbed down.
It absolutely would require more attention on each and every installer
to insure the slides did not get installed up side down and it would not
guarantee that would happen. And if it happened you would be right back
in the same place.
And yes he has a good point for those that need to be shown how to do
It is a situation of way over thinking a solution to something that is
not a considered to be a problem. If only there was a simpler way to
"read" a book with out having to learn to read.
You old enough to remember the "Texas History Movies" cartoon/comic book
they taught us Texas history out of?
Loved that thing ... was the beginning of my love of Texas history.
And you mine. It is a practical truism that, with most
designs/engineering endeavors, convenience generally comes with a price.
This is a case where it is arguably better to take the time to learn how
something works, than to have additional, unnecessary cost and
complexity crammed into a single purpose device.
Basically the convenience of "non-handed" trumps a small inconvenience
for those of us who must occasionally spend some time on the left side
of the bell curve. :)
You just have to be intelligent enough to understand why. IMHO it is
pretty darn intelligent as it speeds production to install and probably
If you released both sides in the same direction there would be a left
and right. As it is you simply mount the slide and move on with no care
as to left side or right side.
On Friday, February 12, 2016 at 10:42:50 PM UTC-6, OFWW wrote:
So where would they put it so someone like you and McCoy would read it? In
the Turner Diaries? How would you know to pay attention to a small instru
ctive note when you are busy cramming your politics up the butts of the woo
You and yours are exactly the kind of people that deserve NO help. Founder
ing around with your self righteous political spew on this >>>woodworking<<
< group is more fun than learning.
You and your political adversaries didn't obviously didn't get the message,
or just don't care about your destructive behavior. Obviously you don't c
are about the wishes of the serious woodworkers on this site, folks that ha
ve reached out to help YOU specifically. I know I am sorry I did.
Now I can just hope that you and Doug, John and woodchuck finally piss each
other off and get butt hurt enough to go away.
On Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:05:35 -0800 (PST), " firstname.lastname@example.org"
Well Robert, there isn't much I can say at this point that wouldn't
piss you off more. While the wood working info is more important to me
here than some of the sidelines, I realize that the harm to you has
already been done. And it isn't repairable from the way you are
All I can do is offer you my apologies for stepping on your toes,
albeit inadvertently, as well as to the group.
It would be stupid of me to forget what info you gave me, so I won't
be giving that help up. Sorry.
I also will not be walking away from the group, as even reading
without replying is beneficiary to me and many others.
As I always tell my wife, instructions are for sissies! LOL. Without
instructions the seasoned woodworkers and cabinet makers appear to be
magical and mysterious! :-)
And seriously then every screw would need to be labeled with which way to
turn it for insertion or removal and I doubt that there would be enough
room for that and the cancer warning label. :-)
Just yanking your chain. LOL
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