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Offline Tom Bellemare

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Re: How do you store your files/rasps?
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2012, 04:42 PM »
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drawers designed for drawings


A drawer like that full of D-size drawings is pretty heavy. E's and F's are much worse.


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Re: How do you store your files/rasps?
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2012, 05:30 PM »

A drawer like that full of D-size drawings is pretty heavy. E's and F's are much worse.


Good point, that would explain why the drawers are so well made.
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Re: How do you store your files/rasps?
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2012, 05:03 AM »



As beautiful as they are there would be a limit of usefulness for a number of 2" deep drawers.
 I would be inclined to build several of them into ~4" or greater drawers -- then use the original drawer fronts to keep the same outside look of the chests.   [cool]

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Re: How do you store your files/rasps?
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2012, 05:27 AM »
Most plan/map drawers I've seen have been metal. The large span is enough to cause sag regardless of any weight being added if made of timber.

Pretty unit, but I'd be hesitant putting much in it at all.

Maybe add some bracing ??

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Re: How do you store your files/rasps?
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2012, 08:42 AM »
Most plan/map drawers I've seen have been metal. The large span is enough to cause sag regardless of any weight being added if made of timber.

Pretty unit, but I'd be hesitant putting much in it at all.

Maybe add some bracing ??

CAD made a huge number of these cabinets available for sale. 

Most companies scan their drawing files into hyperspace excepting where they are legal documents stamped/registered by architects & PE's.

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Re: How do you store your files/rasps?
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2012, 08:43 AM »

As beautiful as they are there would be a limit of usefulness for a number of 2" deep drawers.
 I would be inclined to build several of them into ~4" or greater drawers -- then use the original drawer fronts to keep the same outside look of the chests.   [cool]


Ron, believe it or not I have given some thought to doing just that.

No doubt about it, I fell in love with it because of the looks and the craftsmanship, now I'll have to see the best way to put it to use. A good portion of my Woodpeckers stuff is going to fit, and all my handsaws.

From now on I just won't buy any tool thicker than 2".  [big grin]

This thread has made me think about making a series of lift-out trays for organizing the small tools and carrying them to the workbench.
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Re: How do you store your files/rasps?
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2012, 08:48 AM »

Most plan/map drawers I've seen have been metal. The large span is enough to cause sag regardless of any weight being added if made of timber.

Pretty unit, but I'd be hesitant putting much in it at all.

Maybe add some bracing ??


Kev, the drawers are surprisingly rigid. Everything on the entire piece is made of solid oak. The drawer runners are oak against oak and slide as smooth as glass, almost smoother than rollers.

I don't know how this cabinet has been used, but it's over fifty years old and the drawers are as straight and flat as can be (so far). If that changes I'll have to think about bracing.
John

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Re: How do you store your files/rasps?
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2012, 09:20 AM »
Most plan/map drawers I've seen have been metal. The large span is enough to cause sag regardless of any weight being added if made of timber.

Pretty unit, but I'd be hesitant putting much in it at all.

Maybe add some bracing ??

CAD made a huge number of these cabinets available for sale. 

Most companies scan their drawing files into hyperspace excepting where they are legal documents stamped/registered by architects & PE's.

My dad recently gave me his old drafting tool set. Lovely set of compasses etc. He didn't have a box for them so I looked for one on ebay. To my surprise I found hundreds of drafting sets for sale, many in excellent condition for next to nothing. CAD has made all these sets largely obsolete it seems, but I still prefer to sketch my designs by hand.

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Re: How do you store your files/rasps?
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2012, 09:34 AM »

My dad recently gave me his old drafting tool set. Lovely set of compasses etc. He didn't have a box for them so I looked for one on ebay. To my surprise I found hundreds of drafting sets for sale, many in excellent condition for next to nothing. CAD has made all these sets largely obsolete it seems, but I still prefer to sketch my designs by hand.


Drafting tables too!

I recently picked up a nice table for my office, dirt cheap. For me, it's much better for drawing than sitting at a desk.
John

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Re: How do you store your files/rasps?
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2012, 01:52 PM »

My dad recently gave me his old drafting tool set. Lovely set of compasses etc. He didn't have a box for them so I looked for one on ebay. To my surprise I found hundreds of drafting sets for sale, many in excellent condition for next to nothing. CAD has made all these sets largely obsolete it seems, but I still prefer to sketch my designs by hand.


Drafting tables too!

I recently picked up a nice table for my office, dirt cheap. For me, it's much better for drawing than sitting at a desk.


When our company got rid of hundreds I got one -- perfect for building R/C airplanes.

Richard, Along with drafting instruments I'll be happy to sell a few of my "like new" slide rules for just what I paid for them (60's & 70's pricing).   [big grin]
« Last Edit: August 20, 2012, 01:55 PM by RonWen »

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Re: How do you store your files/rasps?
« Reply #40 on: October 21, 2012, 01:12 PM »
Joraft,
Who is the green guy kissing the side of your document case in the first pic you posted?? I also noticed he in not in the second pic????
By the way,
Nice work Paul on your finished product :-)
Cheers