On Feb 20, 4:25 pm, email@example.com wrote:
I can get black and white epoxy coated, but not in the smaller 75 lb
rated slides. The one time I tried epoxy coated slides the epoxy
started to wear off in the bearing track before I even got the project
fully assembled, and the epoxy that wore off got gummed up into the
bearings which made them seize, which made the slides not function
smoothly and only made the wear problem worse. I don't know if it was
a bad batch or what, I sent them back and replaced with the regular
Probably not too much market for brass slides (even if they do exist)
because of the lack of strength factor. But, for the OP's creations,
something as simple as brass type angle iron and a simple slot cut in the
wood to let it slide might look half decent.
On Feb 20, 11:43 am, firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew Lawson) wrote:
Thanks for that! I think it would look pretty out of place on say a
more rustic looking piece with a big natural edge top or something,
but I don't think it looks bad in and of itself.
A lot of it is about perception. I don't _need_ to dovetail the
drawers, but that is perceived to be a standard of quality. It's
actually pretty darn easy to dado in wood slides and they make
everything line up perfectly without any fiddling. I had to muck
around adjusting the steel slides to get everything aligned to the
degree needed here for quite a while, and I had to modify the plastic
bumpers at the back that hold the drawer in the closed position
because they required too much force as is. So it's actually a lot
more work to do it, but the perception may be the reverse, so I need
to make sure if I do use them that I try to explain that.
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