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Forum topic by kyngfish posted 12-03-2020 02:06 AM 225 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kyngfish

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12-03-2020 02:06 AM

Hi All -

I’m making a slightly bigger version of this project here https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/413234

One of the requests I got for it, is behind the right side of the console – is to create a panel that slides up and locks in place, preferably at a slight angle so when they play their records, they can display the sleeve behind the record player. I have a few thoughts about how to create this, but most of my solutions include basically routing a closed ended dado with an “L” at the end and using dowels to slide and lock into place.

It’s a complex solution, so i was wondering if someone had a simpler answer, like some kind of locking drawer slide or something. (I already looked for these, and they definitely exist, but I feel like it’s fairly inelegant and bulky as a solution.

Thanks!


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Sylvain

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#1 posted 12-04-2020 09:36 AM

“routing a closed ended dado with an ā€œLā€ at the end and using dowels to slide and lock into place.”

That is the way I would do it.
Although one doesn’t need to route the carcase itself. One can make two runners and glue them to the carcase.
The risk of mishap is then limited.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#2 posted 12-04-2020 03:30 PM



“routing a closed ended dado with an ā€œLā€ at the end and using dowels to slide and lock into place.”

That is the way I would do it.
Although one doesn t need to route the carcase itself. One can make two runners and glue them to the carcase.
The risk of mishap is then limited.

- Sylvain


That’s what I was going to suggest but, I couldn’t figure out how to explain it. Well said.

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kyngfish

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#3 posted 12-04-2020 07:00 PM

Bummer. I was worried this would be the best solution.

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