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post #1 of 6 Old 12-26-2019, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Drawer slides...

OK, dumb question, Is there some simple way to do drawer slides..making a simple under the workbench set of drawers and keep screwing up the sliders for the drawers.....HELP
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-27-2019, 03:11 AM
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Drawer slides...

I assume the problem you are having is mounting the sliders to the side of the case, not the drawers.

I find the easiest way is using a scrap wood spacer. I start at the top so if I make a mistake somewhere it isnít carried or transferred to other sliders.

Cut a spacer that places the slider where you need it for the top drawer. Make sure that the spacer is wide enough it provides support for the entire slide. Place the slider on the spacer and screw in place. Move the spacer to the other side and mount that slider. Now both sliders are parallel and level.

Work your way down, cutting the spacer piece to fit.
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-27-2019, 08:56 AM
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I haven't built or put in a lot of drawers. A handful of times. You need to make a jig or spacer to keep them aligned. The box has to be square. The space has to be parallel. You need correct measurements.

In this case, what is wrong or what went wrong?
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For workbench drawers I find ir easiest to cut parallel 3/4"w x 3/8" deep dadoes on the drawer box sides. On the inside of the cabinet box simply mount the slightly undersized runners and wax them. Use space blocks to align.
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-28-2019, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Gang..I ended up figuring out the spacers on the side piece. Fine that mounts. - then to mount the slide piece on the drawer itself and make sure it is aligned. I have the Kreg Slider Jig but it is not mapping well to this task

I will get this with the next drawer project..Thanks for the help//Happy New Decade

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Have you heard of drawer tape? It is sticky on one side and smooth plastic on the other. It won't help you with alignment, but it may help with sticky drawers, if there is enough space. Your drawers look tight.

It is not "friction free" but it is smooth. It comes in 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch. Since they are the same price, I decided to buy the 3/4 inch size; I can trim it to 1/2 inch or another width if needed. I have used it in a few places where there is wood-wood contact that moves, sometimes serving as a gap filler too. Anyway, here it is, in case it helps:

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