Center Mount Drawer Guides
Thanks for the information regarding the guides Hammer 1. good thoughts about the dovetail angle and since I already have a number of 14 degree bits, that will be my choice.
I am not what some might call a craftsman, but I have made a fair number of furniture pieces and a circular oak stair case for my home, so I do appreciate craftsmanship. Without trying to stepping on toes, I do agree with you that metal guides don't have much of a place in quality furniture (even if they do actually do a wonderful job and I have used them often). How's that for riding the fence!
As I said earlier, the Borkholder piece that I was using as a pattern for the guides is what I consider quality furniture. The three drawers are of different sizes, two narrow and one about 20" wide. We haven't had the piece for an extended period of time, but looking at the construction and "feeling" the way that the drawers work, it appears that it will last a good long time without problems. I don't see wear as being too much of an issue, but I suppose after many years, things might loosen up a bit. Right now, the drawers slide as easy as any I have ever used.
Not sure if anyone would be interested, but when I get the cabinet done, maybe I'll post a pic or two.