Hi Gang, here's the gig:
I recently scored a bunch (like 100) of old WW2 RPG cases that I plan to use
as drawers for some shop storage. They're basically wooden boxes about 2'
long, and about 6x6". They're finger jointed together. I'll be making a set
of shelves to hold them (think apothecary cabinet), and need to figure out
some way to put knobs on them. I'm worried that "normal" knobs will just
pull the end off the box, as the inger joints don't really provide any
strength in that dimension..
about all I've come up with is a brass trip screwed along the bottom with
some sort of handle attached to the front end.....
The finger joints are glued are they not? If so why would they pull off?
Finger joints are very strong, about the equivalent of dovetails, only
lacking the mechanical interlock while providing more glue area.
If in doubt, 'pin' the finger joint. d*mn near guaranteed not to come apart
if you do that.
Alternative: a corner-brace on the _inside_ of the box, to tie the front to
the bottom, with the bolt for the knob going through the brace.
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