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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 09-06-2008 10:53 PM

Just a follow-up: Bill sent me some slides, and I’m impressed. The Accuride EC slides have a really nice feel to them. There’ll be a full accounting coming soon, with video of drawer slide action, although some of that involves getting some other slides because I’ve never been able to stress-test the other brands like I have these (there’s only so many things they’ll let you do to… uh… I mean… in a showroom kitchen…).

However, to my original question: 27” (the size of my test carcase today) is definitely too much of a span for 8” drawer slides. Either I need to do some sort of anti-racking mechanism, or, more logically, I need to make drawers half that width. If I can get the dimensions absolutely perfect, the drawers will go closed with a push on one side, except for that last click. However, I’m pretty sure I can’t get the dimensions that perfect all the time, and then there’ll be racking and binding.

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