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Forum topic by Ray D posted 09-17-2017 12:57 AM 604 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ray D

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09-17-2017 12:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: slides drawers wood help

This may be a bit long winded and a simple answer to something I am over complicating. I accidentally built my garage workbench a bit too big. My plan was supposed to be 30” x 60” and once completed it just didn’t seem right. I took a tape out only to find out instead of 30” I did 3’ and instead are 60” I did 6’. It was glued, screwed and all the screws were plugged with dowels so there was no taking it apart. I cut an 24” opening on one end to fit my Ridgid oscillating sander. The top of the sander is nice and flush across the benchtop but the spindle extends beyond the top. Although the bench may be bigger than expected I’ve become accustomed to the size and it really works well. Problem lies that the only way to regain the bench space is to put the sander on bottom mount slides so I can pull out to clear the spindle when I need the complete use of the bench. Problem – The 40 pound sander is mounted to a 3/4” piece plywood and the framed base is made of 3/4” of plywood. I can not find (or don’t know what I’m looking for) slides that will allow me to extend the sander out. Undermount drawer glides have all that unnecessary brackets that fit in the recessed drawer drawer bottom. I have full extension side mount 70 pound drawer slides but I’m not sure if these can be used in a horizontal application. Is there Undermount slides that will work for other type of application I am referring to(plywood to plywood)

-- Ray - Minooka, Illinois

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#1 posted 09-17-2017 01:26 AM

You could use threaded rod and raise and lower your frame with your screw gun, or a hand ratchet. Jam two nuts together to make stops. I am thinking something like a sewing machine table my Mother gave me.

Can you post a picture of the set up you currently have?

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#2 posted 09-17-2017 01:31 AM

Pictures are always your friend.

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#3 posted 09-17-2017 11:38 AM

Or a diagram. I’m not following what you’re trying to do.

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#4 posted 09-17-2017 12:23 PM

I don’t think that sidemount slides can be used horizontally – seems like the bearings would be in the wrong place.

I’ve never tried this (sorry Papadan), but could you use the regular undermount concealed slides (like these and simply glue a lip on three sides of your plywood base?

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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Ray D

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#5 posted 09-17-2017 05:02 PM

Thanks guys! It’s going to be a few days before I get some pictures. Don’t know what I did yesterday but I have major back spasms and barely move. I still need your help with this so please check back in a few days for pics.

-- Ray - Minooka, Illinois

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